• Makes 2
  • 3 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 12 Ingredients


Super moist, super chocolatey, super delicious mud cake, best birthday cake to please every chocolate lover!

Ingredients (makes 2 15cm cakes)

  • Dark cooking chocolate 250g
  • Butter 320g
  • Caster sugar 250g
  • Self raising flour 1 1/4 cup
  • Coco powder 1 1/3 cup
  • Eggs 3 medium
  • Beetroot 175g canned beetroot puréed
  • Sweetened condensed milk 4-5 tbs
  • Icing sugar 3 tbs
  • Vanilla bean paste 1 1/2 tbs
  • Ladybugs Creative kitchen mini ladybugs (cake decorating)
  • Golden sugar cake dust To decorate


  1. Preheat your oven to 160 Melt 250g butter in a small saucepan Add 200g chocolate until melted Add caster sugar until dissolved Remove from heat
  2. Sift in self raising flour while whisking to keep a smooth consistency Continue sifting in 1 cup coco powder
  3. Add the eggs whilst still whisking Then puréed beetroot and vanilla bean paste Whisk until smoothly combined
  4. Grease 2 deep 15cm round cake tins Add mixture and bake for around 1 hr or until cake can be tested with cake skewer coming out clean Let the cake cool completely in the tin
  5. Remove from tin and cover with cling wrap for a further at least 1-2hrs ( I like to prepare the cake after dinner so after cooking and setting times I can leave it overnight before icing )
  6. Prepare icing- In a small sauce pan melt 70g butter 50g dark cooking chocolate Add 1/3 cup coco Add sweetened condensed milk and stir until smooth Remove from heat Sift in icing sugar lightly whisking
  7. Over 10-15 minutes stir the mixture 3-4 times until reaching a fudge like consistency Poor gently over your cakes making sure it drips all down the sides
  8. Add decorations as desired


This is the best birthday cake! It's always requested and always enjoyed! The recipe makes 2 small cakes, usually I keep one at home and one to celebrate the special occasion because 1 slice is never enough! (if its a large celebration you'll will likely need both cakes for serving)

  • I have never had a cake with beetroot, I’m not a huge fan of beetroot, I will remove it from salads ect but I’m interested in knowing what this tastes like.


  • Oh I LOVE that this recipe has beetroot in it!


  • I’m seeing more and more cake recipes with beetroot as an added ingredient. Such a delicious idea. Looks tempting


  • I make regularly beetroot / zucchini or sweet potato mud cakes / brownies, without sugar though. My kids love it !


  • This looks and sounds interesting


  • This beautiful and intriguing cake is a must try .The ingredients are different to your usual cake ingredients yet I think it will be Devine.


  • So the ingredients to this are so intriguing… I feel like I just have to try it.


  • Love adding beetroot to recipes


  • This looks and sounds amazing I imagine it wold be lovely ive heard of chocolate cakes with beetroot thanks


  • I am intrigued by the addition of beetroot. I love mudcake and I will be trying this recipe.


  • Most people would think the addition of beetroot is a bit weird, but it really does make this cake super moist


  • it looks so cute – my son would love it, and so would I


  • Love the decorations. The cake sounds lovely.


  • I love it! And it’s so nicely decorated too. I think I saw some ladybugs decorations like the one you used, in Coles.


  • beetroot in a cake is awesome, so moist and delicious! I will be trying this recipe for sure!!


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