Courgette Chocolate Cake

Recipe by Kiwi Kathy

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

Top Review by Noo8820

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.

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.

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