Spiced chocolate courgette cake

Spiced chocolate courgette cake


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About this recipe: A gorgeous chocolate courgette cake, which can be frozen for up to 6 months - perfect for using that glut of courgettes at the end of summer. To make soured milk, mix 125ml milk with 2 teaspoons lemon juice and let stand 10 minutes.

L. Dart

Serves: 18 

  • 110g butter
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125ml soured milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250g sifted plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 280g grated courgette
  • 4 tablespoons ground walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons plain chocolate chips

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Cream together butter, vegetable oil and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, soured milk and vanilla. Blend well.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together.
  4. Blend dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
  5. Add grated courgette, and mix well.
  6. Spread in a greased floured 20x30cm tin. Sprinkle walnuts and chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake in a preheated 170 C / Gas 3 oven for 45 minutes.

Cake tins

You can use two 23cm round tins instead, if desired. Simply lessen the baking time as needed.

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