Chocolate Parsnip Cake

Chocolate Parsnip Cake Sweet parsnips provide a lovely texture and flavour to this cake, which will have people guessing as to the secret ingredient! This cake is economical as it contains no butter and only three eggs.

1 ½ cups flavourless oil, such as canola
1 ½ cups caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 eggs
2 cups grated parsnip
½ cup chocolate
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 190°
Grease and line a 22 cm springform cake tin
Combine oil, sugar and eggs to form a creamy mixture
Stir in grated parsnip, chocolate and remaining dry ingredients
Pour into cake tin and cook approximately 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clear. Allow to cool for approximately 10 minutes before turning out.
Either dust with icing sugar or ice with your favourite chocolate icing.

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