Chocolate courgette slices

    55 min

    This is a delicious treat. Chocolate courgette cake slices, which are great iced with a chocolate icing. You can make soured milk by combining 125ml of milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar and allow to sit 10 minutes.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 110g butter
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 310g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 125ml soured milk
    • 175g grated courgette

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Cream the butter, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla.
    3. Mix flour, salt, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda together. Add dry ingredients to first mixture alternately with soured milk. Fold in courgette.
    4. Bake in a 20x30cm tin for 35 minutes or until done. Ice with your favourite chocolate icing or buttercream, if desired.

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    Made this and it turned out really good, really moist and chocolatey. No-one knew about the courgettes!  -  04 Oct 2011


    I have made this recipe many times now, and it gets rave reviews every time. I top this cake (because it is a cake!) with a chocolate cream cheese icing. It's dense and moist and delicious, it gets even better after a day or two (but doesn't always last that long) and it freezes well.  -  30 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I can't figure out why this recipe is called Chocolate bars, when it really is a cake. The author of the recipe even calls them cookies! This is a cake, folks. It is good chocolate cake and a good way to use up extra zucchini.For the calorie counters: I substitued Lighter Bake for the butter, and it cuts the fat yet you lose no moisture or taste. I also cut the sugar some.  -  03 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)