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Friday, July 13, 2012

Chocolate Courgette Cake

Courgette Choc Cake

I spotted courgettes on special at the supermarket so I grabbed them because I wanted to try using them in some baking.  I’ve used them a bit in the Lunchbox Bakes stuff so I knew I would find a use for them.  However, I wanted to do some sweet baking with them because the Blueberry Courgette Loaf I made was super delicious (the courgette makes it really moist).  And that is how you now have a recipe for a Courgette Chocolate Cake :)

125g butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 ½ cups flour
½ cup cocoa
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon mixed spice
½ teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ cup plain yoghurt
3 cups grated courgette (zucchini)
½ cup chocolate pieces (optional)

Preheat the oven to 170°C.  Grease and line 22 cm round spring-form tin.
Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl. 
Combine the remaining dry ingredients, excluding the chocolate pieces in a separate large sized bowl. 
Add the eggs to the butter mixture, one at a time, along with a spoonful of the flour mixture with each addition.  Add vanilla and yogurt and mix well. 
Sift in the dry ingredients and stir in with the courgette. 
Pour into the prepared tin, and sprinkle with the chocolate pieces if desired.
Bake for 45 minutes.

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1 comment:

  1. This looks really great! I've only used courgette in a cake once and I loved the moisture it added, I'm keen to use it again.