Chocolate courgette loaf cake

    1 hour 30 min

    A moist scrumptious bread with chocolate and spices that even the kids will love! It's a great way to use up all of those extra courgettes from your garden!

    36 people made this

    Makes: 2 loaf cakes

    • 60g dark chocolate
    • 3 eggs
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 235ml vegetable oil
    • 250g grated courgette
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 125g dark chocolate chips

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease two 2lb loaf tins.
    2. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth.
    3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil, grated courgette, vanilla and melted chocolate; beat well. Stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour mixture into prepared loaf tins.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a loaf comes out clean.

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    Followed Missy's suggestions above and added mashed banana.  -  24 Mar 2017


    This bread is really good. I made a few changes, because I know what I like in a quick bread. I like it to be really moist and I find that the recipes with sour cream in them are best acomplished in this way, so I added 1 cup sour cream. I was also concerned with it not being chocolatey enough, so I added a few tablespoons of cocoa to the dry ingredients. I also added extra chocolate chips. I also did what other reviewers suggest, and add the choc chips to the dry ingredients so they don't sink and it worked well. I added a little more zucchini also. And seriously, this is the absolute best bread I've put zucchini into ever! And I've been making different zucchini bread recipes all week. (I have a ton of zucchini in my garden). With the changes I made, I would consider it about perfect! I'll make it again and again. You would never know it had zucchini in it. It's perfectly moist and delicious. Like a rich chocolate cake. Just wonderful!  -  22 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This bread is a wonderful, chocolatey treat. The texture is very moist. My only suggestions are: 1) thoroughly grease the pans, 2) use mini chocolate chips in the recipe, and 3) let the loaves cool at least 10 minutes before you try to remove them from the pan.  -  19 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)