All purpose flour – 1 cup + 1 cup, divided
Baking powder – 2 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Butter – 250 grams
Powdered sugar – 1 cup
Egg – 4 numbers, large, at room temperature
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Red food colour – 1/4 tsp
Lemon zest – 1 tbsp
Beetroot – 2 cups, grated
Sift together 1 cup of plain flour, salt and baking powder. Keep aside.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Cream together the butter & powdered sugar with your mixer till light & fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla essence, lemon zest, red food colour & beat again.
Now add the sifted flour mixture + 1 cup of plain flour and gently fold in.
Fold in the grated beetroot.
Transfer the batter to a 2 lb loaf tin.
Bake at 180C for 45-50 minutes/ till done.