Courgette chocolate cake recipe

Courgette chocolate cake recipe from Baggy

can make in advance ok to freeze
Category Cakes and biscuits recipes
ServesNot stated
Prep timeNot stated
Cook time45-55 mins

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170g (6oz) good plain chocolate
200g (7oz) plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
1/2 tsp salt
115g (4oz) sugar
2 large eggs
180ml (6 floz) vegetable oil
225g (8oz) (peeled weight) grated courgettes
55g (2oz) chopped walnuts/pecans (optional)

Handy Hint

Can be made with bananas instead of courgettes. I also make it as a tray bake, like brownies.


1. Sift the dry ingredients together.
2. Beat the eggs with the oil.
3. Melt the chocolate over a low heat.
4. Mix the egg and oil with the dry ingredients, then add the melted chocolate and grated courgettes. Stir well and add nuts if using.
5. Bake in a moderate oven. 350°F, 180°C, gas 4
6. Icing: melted chocolate with a knob of butter and a gloop of golden syrup mixed in. Alternatively, make the cake in Victoria sandwich tines and sandwich together with butter cream. Or, serve hot with ice-cream, creme fraiche or yogurt.

gransnetter Reviews

From: Baggy on Thu 25-Aug-11 20:15:01 Overall rating: 0.0
Very easy and a great favourite in our house. Takes less cooking if done as sandwich cake.