Courgette Chocolate Cake

When you love chocolate cake and you have to make it ‘healthy’ so you don’t feel so guilty.


110g melted butter

110g cocoa powder

170g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

220g caster sugar

1 egg plus an egg yolk

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 large courgettes, grated 

120g chocolate chips


preheat the oven to 180 degrees

mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together

in a separate large bowl, stir together the sugar, egg and extra yolk until smooth

stir the melted butter and vanilla into the sugar mixture

add the grated courgettes into the sugar and butter mixture

in three parts, add the flour mixture to the sugar and butter bowl, mix until smooth

fold in the chocolate chips

pour into a small, lined loaf tin

bake for 30-40 minutes

use a knife or skewer to test if the cake is done, if there is a small amount of mixture/chocolate of the knife this will mean it is gooey when cooled

allow to fully cool before eating, if you can.


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