• Serves 8
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 18 Ingredients


These decadent little delights are simply heavenly. A delicious treat that is bliss to the lips and kind to the hips.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • For the cakes:
  • 300g mixed macadamia and cashew nuts
  • 40g dried raisins
  • 6 medjool dates, pitted
  • 80ml rice malt syrup
  • 300g beetroot, coarsely grated, plus extra to serve
  • 200g desiccated coconut, plus extra to serve
  • 80g NESTLE BAKERS' CHOICE dark melts or Plaistowe dark or 70% cocoa (the choice is yours) melted
  • 2tbsp golden flaxseeds, coarsely crushed
  • scraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  • shaved NESTLE dark chocolate, to serve
  • For the chocolate icing.
  • 2 avocados, coarsely chopped
  • 170g rice malt syrup
  • 30g 100% raw cacao powder
  • 30g NESTLE dark chocolate, melted
  • 2tbsp coconut oil, softened
  • scraped seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean


  1. For mud cakes: Process nuts in a food processor to fine crumbs. Add dried raisins and rice malt syrup and process until smooth. Add beetroot, coconut, chocolate, flaxseeds and vanilla seeds and blend until even in texture.
  2. Press mixture into cooking spray lined mini spring form tins (5cm or 10cm are ideal) and place in the freezer until firm (40-50 minutes).
  3. For the chocolate icing: pulse ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  4. Unmould cakes/release side clasp. Spread icing over cakes with a small spatula and refrigerate until set (30-40minutes).
  5. To serve, garnish mud puddle cakes with grated beetroot, a sprinkling of coconut and a generous shaving of NESTLE dark chocolate.

  • Beetroot i can’t imagine this as an ingredient


  • I heard that beetroot darkens the color of a chocolate cake but never tried it thanks for sharing your success


  • Loved this and so did others in the family.


  • I really like the idea of this recipe, it’s very unique.


  • Looks incredible. Would love to try it.


  • Fantastic! Thank you very much for sharing! Looking forward to trying it! :D


  • This sounds amazing. Definetly want to try.


  • good to the hips, that sounds great! I’m interested to try the beetroot and choc together in this!


  • An interesting recipe; it looks delightful, thanks!.


  • Unusual combination of flavors. I had herbal chocolate tea today at my daughter’s place. It was so delicious!


  • These sound interesting. Just the name is interesting. Then I scroll down to ingredients and….WOW


  • Great! Really nice! Thanks for sharing this recipe!


  • I’m not sure about the kids but I’m sure I’d love this – it sounds really good!


  • i love this so much effort but its definitely worth it


  • Beetroot and chocolate together are divine! :-)


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