Chocolate courgette and apple cake

    1 hour 15 min

    Simply put, this chocolate and apple courgette cake is the perfect picnic cake. No plates, forks or adornments are needed. Just grab a few napkins and start slicing!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 125g grated courgette
    • 125g grated apple
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 100g soft brown sugar
    • 120ml olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 120g wholemeal flour
    • 60g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 100g dark chocolate chips
    • 75g pumpkin seeds

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease an 20cm square baking dish and set aside.
    2. Stir courgette, apple, eggs, brown sugar, olive oil and vanilla extract together in a bowl.
    3. Sift wholemeal flour, plain flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and baking powder together in a separate bowl; gently stir into the courgette and apple mixture until fully incorporated. Spoon cake mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle chocolate chips and sunflower seeds on top.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool before slicing.

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