Chocolate and Courgette Cake

10 Aug

“Courgette?!” I hear you say, crazy I know 🙂 this cake is such a lovely moist chocolatey cake you won’t even remember that courgette is in it! I found this cake about a year ago at work, with so,e changes and additions it soon became a favourite of mine! So here it is 🙂

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Ingredients:
170g Butter
375g Caster sugar
300g Plain flour
50g Cocoa powder
3 Eggs
1 Zested orange
375g Grated courgette
5tsp Baking powder
3tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1tsp Ground cinnamon

Estimated time: 60 minutes

Directions:

Into a mixing bowl weigh your butter, sugar and add your orange zest. Cream all of these together until lighter in colour and fluffy looking 🙂 this should take a few minutes!

To this slowly add your eggs 1 at a time, making sure the first egg is fully incorporated before adding the second. At the end of this the mix will look curdled, don’t worry this will go away when you add your dry ingredients.

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Now wash and weigh the courgettes, make sure you weigh about 50-100g more than needed as the weight will go down once you have cut the ends off. don’t worry about peeling them, just grate them starlight away. The skin will not affect the flavour of the cake!Once this is done mix the courgette into your cake mix.

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Weigh all of your dry ingredients into another bowl together. Slowly fold this into the cake mix a bit at a time making sure you fold air in, not knock it out!

Once all of the flour has been folded in pour your mix into a lined cake tin and bake in the oven at 180c for 40-50 minutes. When the cake is done a skewer will come out clean.

Allow the cake to cool before sprinkling with icing sugar to finish and topping with fresh orange peel, this really gives it a fresh and colourful look 🙂

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And eat it! This is definitely a cake that you will all love, and if you can’t wait for it to cool down, don’t worry it’s amazing warm as well, or hot with ice cream/custard. This is a truly wonderful cake and I hope you all enjoy it 🙂

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