Courgette Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Another favourite of mine from Alison & Simons Holst's "Meals without Meat". A moist delicious take on the traditional chocolate cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare 25cm square cake tin by lining with strips of baking paper.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars until light and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, with a spoonful of the flour to prevent the mixture curdling.
  4. Add the vanilla and yoghurt and mix well.
  5. Sift dry ingredients together. Stir into mixture with the grated courgette.
  6. Turn into prepared cake tin. Sprinkle surface with chocolate pieces if desired.
  7. Bake at 170 degrees centigrade for 45 minutes or until the centre feels firm and the skewer comes out clean.
Most Helpful

I thought that I may have trouble getting the peskies (aged 6 and 8) to eat it when they spotted the green flecks of zucchini ( despite the fact that I grated them on my microplane to get them ultra fine!)...but when I owned up to the fact that it was zucchini, they just shrugged and said that they couldn't taste it...phew!<br/>A deliciously moist and tasty cake, and with added veggies I don't feel quite so bad about eating that second slice!!<br/>Made for AUS/NZ RECIPE SWAP#76.

Noo June 01, 2013

So after using this recipe literally about twenty times I decided to register for a recipezaar account just so that I can review it... I LOVE THIS RECIPE! It is so moist and flavourful. I'm not really a fan of chocolate cake so I tend to make it without the cocoa, making it a Courgette AND Chocolate cake, and adding a tablespoon of icing sugar to compensate for the loss of 1/4 cup of dry ingredients. It does make it slightly sweeter, but because I like 72% chocolate chopped up in this cake it more than counteracts the icing sugar. I also use 2tsp mixed spice, and 2tsp vanilla because Iove them! And I top with a LOT of cream cheese icing because really, cake is just an excuse to eat icing!

bizeeiz_ls3 January 12, 2010

A great tasting cake enjoyed by all of us tonight. I also sprinkled the chocolate pieces on top, never had a cake with zucchini in it., what a nice different change. Came out beatuful, and we cooked it for 45 minutes as stated. No adjustments were made here, and I dont see any adjustments for this at all. A definate keeper. Made for Auz/nz swap #30.

weekend cooker July 12, 2009