Mini Chocolate Beetroot Cakes

I’ve adapted this recipe to make it healthier by using unsaturated fats instead of butter and wholemeal flour to up the fibre. They still taste delicious and the mini-sized muffins make them ideal for toddler energy-boosting snacks or school lunch boxes. Oh and even better, they count towards your 5 a day as they contain beetroot!!

Mini Chocolate Beetroot Cakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 24
Calories 123 kcal


  • 100 g olive margarine
  • 150 g of milk or dark chocolate
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 150 g of soft light brown sugar
  • 150 g of wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 200 g fresh beetroot grated be careful not to use pickled!


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C
  • Line 2 x 12 hole mini muffin tins with muffin cases (sometimes called Petit Four cases)
  • Melt the olive margarine in a pan over a gentle heat, add the chocolate and continue stirring till melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Separate the eggs, placing the whites into a large clean mixing bowl and whisk till stiff peaks start to form.
  • Combine the yolks, grated beetroot, sugar and cooled melted chocolate mixture. Mix with a fork.
  • Add the flour to the beetroot and chocolate mix and mix to combine but be careful not to over mix.
  • Fold in the egg whites gently making sure they don’t deflate.
  • Spoon into 24 mini muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when they bounce back when pressed in the centre.
  • Can be frozen for up to 3 months, perfect for popping into lunchboxes for a school time treat!


Nutrition per serving: 123 Kcal, 6.0g fat, 8.4g sugar
Allergens: Gluten, eggs, milk, soya, may contain traces of tree nuts
Age suitability: 12 months+
Keyword chocolate beetroot cake

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