Monday, March 26, 2012

Chocolate and Zucchini Cake

Bec asked a little while ago if I would post the recipe I use for my chocolate and zucchini cake and I am finally getting around to it. We had a few zeppelins to deal with after the time away so plenty for cakes, biscuits and anything else I can think of. Last night I added grated zucchini to the meat sauce in our lasagne and it went down without any complaints. Lucky Tom is not at home, he would have spotted it.

Chocolate and Zucchini Cake


110 grams butter, softened

180 grams brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3 eggs

1 tsp coffee

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp bicarb

1 tbsp cocoa

2 cups grated zucchini, drained well

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 180 deg C.

Grease and line a loaf tin.

Cream sugar and butter until pale then add the eggs, coffee and vanilla.

Sift in the dry ingredients and combine.

Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips and mix until well distributed through the mixture.

Spread into prepared tin and bake until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

In my oven which cooks quite slowly, it take about 70 minutes to cook this cake. When it is done, let it cool a little then remove from the tin and enjoy a piece while still warm... delicious.

That was yesterdays cooking. Today I have sliced up nine onions and quite a bit of garlic for some onion soup which is slowly cooking away. What a difference a day makes.

I am also going to try another zucchini cake recipe today (yesterdays is all gone) but without the chocolate this time and with a lemon glaze. If it passes the taste test then I will share the recipe.

Unfortunatley life isn't all baking and I have been busy, busy trying to make a dent in the weeds which have made our garden their home during our absence. Farm work too.



Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

that sounds like my type of cake....thanks for the recipe

Lisa said...

It's the first time I've seen a zucchini cake made with something other than oil. Sure looks good, though.

Anna Schoolderman said...

Tried it today in an attempt to reduce the escalating numbers of zucchinis. Generally agreed by three generations (some of whom are quite partial to these prolific summer fruits) that this has to be the nicest way to eat zucchini tried so far! Thanks Tracy.