Nine more Days to go and our Santa will come to fulfill our wish..yipeee 🙂 Our celebration will never complete with some tasty bites and yummy food..After all its all about the satisfaction of our taste buds 😉
And christmas is always incomplete without cakes and some wines 😀 And i love my Christmas eve to be enjoyed with some sparkling wine..
Here I am sharing with you a very easy cake which looks tempting..Perfect for your Christmas morning with a sip of Fresh Lemon Tea !!!
I hardly come across people who loves Beetroot to eat .To that exceptional list i can add my sister who loves beetroot fry with some tomatoketchup and stuff into a Paratha .I really doubt that anyone could guess the cake had beetroot in it.So you can surprise a beetroot non-lover 😉
The cake contains beetroot and dried apricots. I came across this wonderful recipe through “NIGELLA CHRISTMAS” book to which i have made a variation.In the main recipe she has used dried cranberry and i have used dried apricots instead of that.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree C for 10 min .(If you are using OTG you can keep your temperature to 170 degree C for 10min).Butter and line a parchment paper to your baking tin.You can use a LOAF TIN or ANY SHAPED TIN.I have used a round tin.
Peel the beetroot and grate it using your grater.
Take a bowl and creme the butter,sugar and lemon zest till it creamy and pale.Then beat one egg each time.Now use a spatula and stir in the grated beetroot,dried chopped apricot ,lemon juice and nutmeg powder.
spoon it to baking tin and bake for about an hour or until your cake tester inserted into the center of the cake and come clean.Take it out of the oven and Let it cool completely in the tin.Slice it and enjoy with your tea 🙂
I like my cake with a dollop of fresh cream on it.You can try this way too !!
TIPS : To get lemon zest ,remove only the outer part of the rind.
Caster Sugar : Don't worry if you don't have it.Its really easy to make it out of your normal sugar (Granulated sugar). Place granulated sugar in a food processor or blender.Pulse until it reaches a super-fine, but not powdery consistency.