Black Velvet Cake

Who would have thought that beetroot is an amazing flavour for not only a cake, but also the icing! Lupi Extra Virgin Olive Oil makes sure this cake is rich and most, everything a Black Velvet Cake should be.

Prep time: 20 minutes + baking time
Servings: 12 slices


1 cup Lupi Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups Sugar
4 Eggs
1 3/4 cups Flour
1/4 cup good quality Cocoa Powder
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Mixed Spice
1 tsp Ground Ginger
400g Raw Beetroot, peeled and grated
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Orange Juice
For the icing:
1 Beetroot, cut into small chunks
1 cup Water
250g Cream Cheese
2 cups Icing Sugar
1 Lemon, Juiced