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Millennium Seeded Beetroot Cake at Wakehurst Place

The chef team at Wakehurst have created a delicious and unique cake that beautifully represents all that they aim to achieve with their catering. Earthy and bursting with tasty seeds, it's a perfect homage to Wakehurst Place itself too.



Throughout Ampersand, we love to use British produce, and Wakehurst Place is a wonderful place to show off beautiful local ingredients with real meaning and a story behind them. Home to the Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehurst is the ideal setting for trying out inspiring new seed-based recipes.


Full of seeds and healthy ingredients, the delicious beetroot cake is a great choice if you or your friends are gluten or dairy intolerant.


This cake is just lovely served on a big wooden board, with a fresh pot of tea and friends to enjoy it with. The loaf style of the cake makes it perfect for sharing. It's also easy-peasy to make – just make sure you let it cool enough so that the jam spreads on easily.


Millennium seeded beetroot cake

One cake gives approximately 10 portions


Ingredients


5 eggs

230g dark brown sugar

½ tbsp mixed spice

½ tbsp ground cinnamon

50g desiccated coconut

100g sultanas

200g rice flour

1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda

500g grated raw peeled beetroot

200ml vegetable oil

Mixed seeds to decorate



Method


Pre-heat oven to 150ºC

Combine all ingredients except for the vegetable oil until fully mixed then mix in oil slowly.

Line a loaf tin with parchment paper and grease sides of tin.

Pour all mix into tin and cook for 45mins

Cool down on rack

Once cool, glaze with apricot jam and toasted sunflower, pumpkin & golden lin seeds




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