Beetroot and chocolate is a well established combo in cakes and also works in a sweet muffin. Normally though the beetroot is mixed with either melted chocolate or cocoa powder and the distinctive taste, texture and colour get a bit lost. These muffins are an attempt to retain some of the qualities of the beetroot by keeping the chocolate separate in the form of chocolate chips. They don’t come together till you bite into it.
8-12 muffin cases depending on how large you want them.
A muffin/fairy cake tray
150g unsalted butter
200g self-raising flour
¼-½ teaspoon baking powder
175g light muscovado sugar
Small pinch of salt
2 eggs ( beaten)
100g beetroot peeled and (grated)
100g bar of chocolate cut up into small pieces