I thought I should really kick this blog off with something chocolatey as you cannot go wrong with chocolate, well at least in my eyes you can’t. 🙂
First time I baked this Best Ever Chocolate Courgette Cake was last September when children were going back to school and to commiserate the end of summer. Well what can I say, it definitely softened the blow, everybody loved it…
I must warn you from the start though, this cake is not even remotely healthy, sorry. 🙁 Ok, it does contain a vegetable plus substantial amount of good quality dark chocolate so maybe a bit. Ok, let’s say a bit! 🙂 What it is for sure though, is super moist, fudgey and oh so chocolatey! This really is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever eaten!
Useful tips when baking Best Ever Chocolate Courgette Cake!
- Courgette (zucchini) contains a lot of water so once grated pop it onto a sieve over the sink and try to squeeze as much liquid out of it as possible.
- Make sure you start checking on your cake about 10 minutes before the end of recommended baking time. Baking time will be strictly related to the size of your tin. Do your first toothpick test and if not clean, give your cake another 5-10 min and check again. Repeat if necessary. If you are using similar cake size to mine (25 cm round springform tin), it should take approx 50-55 min for the cake to be ready.
- When you start adding dry ingredients alternating with yogurt/cream, make sure you ONLY mix until the ingredients are incorporated. DO NOT overmix as this will result in a denser cake.
- Get baking!
Recipe adapted from Moje Wypieki
If you’re a fan of seasonal bakes then take a look at some of my other Summery bake like these White Chocolate & Almond Blondies with Raspberries or Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake. My Wholesome Banana Bread is also a perfect bake to use up those cheeky overripe bananas lurking in your fruit bowl no matter the time of year! 🙂
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I’m linking my Best Ever Chocolate Courgette Cake with the following pages:
Cook Once Eat Twice hosted by Corina at Searching for Spice
Brilliant Blog Posts hosted by Vicki at Honest Mum Blog
Recipe of the Week hosted by Emily at A Mummy Too
Simple and in Season hosted by Katie at Feeding Boys