Beating bowel cancer together

Brian Turner's Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake

Brian Turner is amongst the celebrities calling on the nation to put the kettle on and host a Brew Together fundraising event from Monday 7 - Sunday 13 October.

Held at home, in a community hall or at work, it's a chance to catch up with friends, family and colleagues over a cup of tea and make a donation to the charity to help stop people dying from bowel cancer.

 

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 8oz dark chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • 4oz ground hazelnuts
  • 1tbsp strong coffee
  • 10oz caster sugar
  • 2oz ground almonds
  • 4oz sieved apricot jam
  • 4oz dark chocolate
  • 2oz unsalted butter
  • 1tbsp double cream

 

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180° C (350F/Gas 4). Grease a cake tin with a little butter and line the base with baking parchment.
  • Sift the cocoa, flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and mix.
  • Drain the beetroot then put the beetroot in a food processor along with the eggs and the olive oil and blitz until smooth.
  • Make a well it the centre of the dry ingredients and, using a wooden spoon, beat in the beetroot mixture, a bit at a time to form a smooth batter. Add the chopped chocolate and combine well.
  • Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool.
  • Serve with a dollop of crème fraiche or Greek yoghurt. A sprig of mint and a couple of raspberries look great too.

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