Orange and courgette choc chip loaf cake

    1 hour 5 min

    This recipe makes two loaf cakes. The flavour and texture of orange, chocolate and nuts are simply delicious. You won't even notice the courgette!

    9 people made this

    Makes: 2 loaf cakes

    • 3 eggs
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 240ml vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 225g grated courgette
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 175g dark chocolate chips
    • 1 tablespoon orange zest
    • 375g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease 2 small loaf tins.
    2. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices into a bowl.
    3. In a separate large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar; continue beating until well blended. Stir in oil, vanilla, grated courgette, nuts, chocolate chips and orange rind. Blend in flour mixture. Spoon cake batter into two greased loaf tins.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf cake comes out clean. Remove loaves from tins and cool. Chill before slicing.

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    Simply amazing flavor! I love this recipe, and have successfully made the following changes: I substituted 1/2 c. of unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 c. oil; I added 3 c. of zucchini; I made muffins instead of loaves.  -  31 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was outstanding -- my favorite zucchini bread recipe. I substituted white chocolate chips for the semisweet, doubled the orange zest (2T), used 1/2 cup applesauce & 1/2 cup oil, and baked for about 55 minutes in a bundt pan ... turned out wonderfully!! I also added an orange glaze (2T juice, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla). I'm making it again today but will try it out with lemon zest instead (and lemon glaze), as that is what I have on hand.  -  20 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love the different levels of flavor in this. I only had 1 cup of zucchini I had frozen in a zippy bag, so chopped another cup of apple. subbed out the cinnamon with apple pie spice. Omitted nuts and used special dark chocolate chips. I love the combo of flavor with the orange and dark chocolate, as well as the spice. Replaced all the oil with applesauce. This looks very pretty when cut. *This makes a nice thick batter, so chocolate chips are evenly distributed throughtout and do not sink to the bottom which sometimes can occur in a thinner batter. A nice holiday bread with a nice change of pace from the mundane zucchini bread recipe. The cooking time in my oven was within the perimeters stated in the recipe.  -  07 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)