Chocolate Buttermilk Courgette Cake

Chocolate Buttermilk Courgette Cake


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About this recipe: 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.


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

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