The amazing Red Beetroot Cake

Yesterday I thought I’d try something totally new. I always liked the pictures of “red velvet cakes” without ever having tasted one. They are deep red and have some kind of cream white topping, so this was my goal – achieving the look more than the taste…

red beetroot cake on plate

Deep red – the perfect main ingredient would be beetroot.  And if you ever only tried the pickled version of beetroot, you’d be surprised how well this vegetable suits baking. My husband even declared this to be his new favorite cake – and I am prepared to agree!

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Pink Poppy seed Cupcakes

When we lived in Dubai, we were told about a guy who got arrested at customs when entering the country. He had poppy seeds in his hand luggage, and the custom officers didn’t believe his story – that this was for his colleague’s wife (our German neighbor) who wanted to use it for baking. So, my Dubai friends – you know the saying “Don’t try this at home”! :-)

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