Chocolate Buttermilk Courgette Cake

    1 hour

    A very moist and delicious chocolate cake recipe, thanks to the help of courgette and buttermilk. You can also use 125ml of milk combined with a dessertspoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Let it stand 10 minutes before adding to the cake mixture.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 110g butter, softened
    • 120ml vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 310g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 125ml buttermilk
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
    • 170g plain chocolate chips
    • 250g courgette, finely chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4, grease and flour a 20x30cm tin.
    2. Cream butter, oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Beat until smooth.
    3. Mix flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon together and add to creamed mixture. Beat well. Stir in courgette.
    4. Pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle top with chocolate chips. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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    A delicious moist cake  -  14 Jul 2012


    I loved this recipe! We could NOT stop eating it. I read all the reviews before making it and ran with a lot of the other reviews ideas. I used whole wheat flour instead of regular. 1/2 cup white sugar the rest brown. egg whites instead of eggs 1/2 cup oil & the rest applesauce 1 cup mini chocolate chips dusted in cocoa powder double the cocoa powder and used dark instead of regular. added 1 cup low fat sour cream a little bit more than 2 cups zucchini and omitted the cinnamon. I made 1 loaf 6 muffins and 1 square pan the kids kept asking for more "cupcakes" and were just going for them I froze the loaf and take slices out they are the best! The mini chocolate chips are perfect not too chocolatey so good I love this recipe!  -  07 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was absolutely delicious. You could see the zucchini, but it didn't bother us. I didn't know what sour milk was, so in case someone else is wondering too, you just mix 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar with enough milk to make the 1/2 cup and let it sit for 5 min.  -  27 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)