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Chocolate and Courgette Cake


  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
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Ingredients

  • 120g (4 oz) softened unsalted butter
  • 125ml (4½ fl oz) sunflower oil
  • 100g (3½ oz) caster sugar
  • 200g (½ lb) soft brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 130ml (4½ fl oz) milk
  • 350g (¾ lb) plain flour
  • 10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) cocoa powder
  • 450g (1lb) courgettes, peeled and finely grated
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Put the butter, oil and both sugars in a bowl and beat them together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and then the milk.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together and fold them into the mixture. Stir in the courgettes and vanilla, then spoon the mixture into a 20 x 35xm baking tin lined with baking parchment. Place in an oven preheated to 190°C/fan 170°C/ fan 375°F/gas 4 and bake for 35-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cut into squares whilst still warm.

Notes

  • While I simply dusted mine with icing sugar, I felt something more was needed to complete this cake. Use the chocolate icing from this chocolate cake or simply enjoy with ice cream.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 388
  • Sugar: 9.919 g
  • Sodium: 162 mg
  • Fat: 20.36 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.395 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.526 g
  • Protein: 6.806 g
  • Cholesterol: 66 mg