Recipe; Beetroot and Chocolate Cupcakes

In preparation for another YouTube video I’m going to share my Beetroot and Chocolate CupCakes recipe!

Round 2 of these Cupcakes worked out better and tasted 100% better. In my last post (about 4 months ago) I rated these Cupcakes a 9 out of 10 because the taste of Beetroot was to strong. Well haven’t times changed. A definite 10 out of 10, I loved the Cupcakes this time around. The recipe did not change so I guess it all came down to the quality of the Beetroot

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  • 3 Beetroot bulbs
  • 265g Self-raising flour
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tsp mixed spice
  • 200g (firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 180g Butter, melted
  • 150g Dark Chocolate
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract

Chocolate Buttercream:

  • 375g Unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 840g Soft icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 80ml Milk
  • 100g Dark chocolate, melted
  • 100g Cocoa powder.



  1. Preheat oven to 180c (fan forced oven) and line 20 cupcake liners
  2. Finely grate the Beetroot (this step is timely aprox 5 mins per beetroot)
  3. In a standard mixing bowl with paddle attachment add sifted flour, cocoa powder and mixed spices.
  4. Stir in the sugar
  5. To the bowl add the grated Beetroot, eggs (slightly beaten) and butter. Stir until just combined
  6. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Stir until just combined
  7. Scoop the cupcake batter into each liner filling it 3/4 of the way.
  8. Bake Cupcakes for 20 minutes
  9. While the cupcakes are cooking prepare the Chocolate Buttercream
  10. Using a standard mixing bowl, beat the butter until it turns white (6-10 minutes)
  11. Gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar until smooth and creamy- scraping down the bowl as necessary.
  12. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine
  13. Add milk- to achieve desired consistency.
  14. Add Cocoa powder and stir to combine
  15. Add melted chocolate and stir to combine.
  16. Frosting the cupcakes- using a disposable bag insert the desired top for the design you want for your cupcakes. I used a star tip.
  17. Add buttercream to the bag and pipe onto your cupcake in a swirl.


Drawing (1)



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