Chocolate and zucchini cake

Chocolate and zucchini are an unlikely team, but this combination really does work a treat. A clever way to get the kids to eat vegetables without them knowing they're eating vegetables!

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 10
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Chocolate and zucchini cake
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cup zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • mixed berries, icing sugar, cream, to serve


Chocolate and zucchini cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease and line a 25cm round springform pan.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat oil, sugar and eggs together until pale. Beat in vanilla and coffee.
  • 3
    Sift combined flour, cocoa, soda and baking powder together into a large bowl. Stir in zucchini and choc chips. Lightly fold into oil mixture until combined.
  • 4
    Spoon into pan, smoothing surface. Bake for 50 minutes, until cooked when tested.
  • 5
    Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Top with berries, dust with icing sugar and accompany with cream.


Store in an airtight container.

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