Chocolate courgette cake

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Chocolate courgette cake
Butter free, gluten free, but definitely not taste free. 

20g cacao powder

30g cornflour

80g light brown sugar

200g dark chocolate

200g courgette, peeled and grated

4 eggs, separated

1 tsp vanilla extract

White chocolate or icing sugar, to decorate

Heat the oven to 180°C. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. 

Whip the egg whites and set aside.

Cream the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy. 

Add the cacao powder, the cornflour and the melted chocolate and mix well.

Add the grated courgette and combine. Delicately fold the egg whites into the mixture. 

Pour into a baking tin and bake for 30 minutes. Decorate with icing sugar or melted white chocolate. 


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Chocolate, Eggs, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Healthy


Special Info
Gluten free, Nut free, Dairy free

Level of Difficulty

Don't be afraid of the courgette: you won't taste it at all in the cake. It replaces the butter and makes this cake really moist and rich.

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