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Gateau au Coeur de Chocolat

Serves: 6

An irresistible new cake recipe just in time for Valentine’s Day… Combining delicious milk chocolate, velvety beetroot and Bonne Maman’s Raspberry Conserve for the ultimate Gateau au Coeur de Chocolat.

Gateau au Coeur de Chocolat Recipe: Veggie


100g cooked beetroot, roughly chopped

5 tbsp Bonne Maman Raspberry Conserve

125g milk chocolate, chopped

125g unsalted butter, diced

125g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

6 tsp cocoa powder

3 medium eggs, separated

110g golden caster sugar

15g finely chopped hazelnuts

Fresh raspberries and icing sugar to decorate


  • Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 15cm wide, 8cm deep heart-shaped tin with baking parchment.
  • Put the beetroot and 2 tbsp of the conserve in a blender and blitz for a few seconds to puree.
  • Put 100g of the chocolate and 100g of the butter into a large heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of gently simmering water for 10 minutes to melt.
  • Meanwhile, sift together 70g of the flour, the baking powder and 5 tsp of the cocoa.
  • Stir the melted chocolate and butter together until smooth. Now beat in the egg yolks until smooth. Fold in the beetroot puree.
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff then gradually whisk in 85g of the sugar until the egg whites are stiff and shiny. Fold into the beetroot mixture. Now sift the dry ingredients again into the bowl and fold in quickly using a large metal spoon.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, turn the oven down to 160C/325F/Gas 3. and put in the oven for 45mins to 1hr. A skewer pushed into the centre should come out clean. Leave to cool in the tin before turning out.
  • Meanwhile, make the chocolate crumbs. Put the remaining 55g of plain flour, 1 tsp cocoa, 25g caster sugar and 25g of butter into a small bowl and rub together until crumbly. Spread on a foil-lined baking sheet and put into the oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly baked. Cool.
  • Finely grate the remaining 25g chocolate into the cold crumbs and add the hazelnuts.
  • Turn the cake bottom up and spread with the remaining conserve. Spoon over the chocolate crumbs and pat down well into the conserve. Put a heart of fresh raspberries on top and dust with icing sugar before serving.
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