Sunday, 27 July 2014

Chocolate and Courgette Cake

The World of Chocolate
Home grown!
Yesterday, this post was going to include a chocolate courgette brownie recipe but, that will have to wait for another time.

This year has seen a proliferation of courgettes in my small but productive vegetable patch. To deal with this unexpected glut I have turned to baking. Surprisingly, courgettes make good bedfellows with all things cake. Which is good news if you like a balanced diet.

Inspiration for this particular recipe was from Doves Farm.  Just follow the link to read all about their organic flour business.

Ingredients

7oz plain flour
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
1/2 tsp salt
4oz caster sugar
6 fl oz sunflower oil
2 large eggs
6oz plain dark chocolate
8oz grated courgette

Method

  • place dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl and mix together.
  • Then beat oil and eggs and add to the dry mixture and stir in. Add melted chocolate, grated courgette and mix.
  • Place into a 2lb greased and floured loaf tin and bake in centre of oven at 180 degrees C / 160 Fan for 50-60mins or until cooked. Once cooked allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then remove.