250g cooked beetroot (about 3 medium beetroot)

100g butter

3 eggs

3 tbsp honey or maple syrup

3 tbsp cacao powder

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of sea salt

75g spelt flour

75g ground almonds

100g walnuts

1 tsp vanilla extract (not essence)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (fan) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Put the beetroot in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Cream the butter and honey together and add the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Fold in the flour, ground almonds, cacao, salt and baking powder.
  5. Add the vanilla essence.
  6. Mix the beetroot into the mixture.
  7. Stir in the walnuts.
  8. Pour the mixture into your baking tray and bake for 20minutes.
  9. Allow to cool before serving.