Recipe: Chocolate & Beetroot Brownies


Brownies are one of our favourite chocolatey treats but we've managed to make them even better by adding a secret ingredient...beetroot! It goes perfectly with the chocolate and keeps the brownie lovely and moist.


  • 75 g plain chocolate
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 50 g soured cream
  • 250 g plain chocolate
  • 250 g raw beetroot
  • 3 large eggs
  • 200 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50 g ground almonds
preheat oven & line a tray

Step 1

Preheat Oven & Line A Tray

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with non-stick baking paper.

prep chocolate & beetroot

Step 2

Prep Chocolate & Beetroot

Melt the chocolate in microwave, stirring occasionally to prevent it over heating. Peel and grate the beetroot.

make the brownie mix

Step 3

Make The Brownie Mix

Whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and melted butter in a bowl until it becomes light, pale and fluffy. Fold in the flour, bicarb, baking powder and ground almonds, then stir through the melted chocolate and grated beetroot.

bake it!

Step 4

Bake It!

Spoon the mixture into the 20cm x 20cm baking tin and bake for 40 minutes until risen and cooked through… best to check this by inserting a cocktail stick and making sure it comes out clean.

make the icing

Step 5

Make The Icing

Allow to cool before turning out. Melt the chocolate for the icing in a bowl and stir through the icing sugar and sour cream. Dollop the icing over the cooled brownie slab and spread evenly to the edges.

serve up as tasty treats!

Step 6

Serve Up As Tasty Treats!

Cut the brownie into 16 small squares and serve on a board with a dusting of icing sugar. Makes 16

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