You know that you have a glut of courgettes when friends don’t answer the door and fellow allotment holders suddenly remember urgent dentists appointments. However a glut of anything means you have to get a bit creative. So, should you find yourself with courgette and the need for a lovely moist chocolate cake then the Chocolate Courgette Loaf Cake is the answer to your (and my) prayers.
This recipe (from Allrecipes) is really straightforwards – it only has 4 steps! You will need a medium sized courgette so if someone does a “knock and run” with a monster courgette you may need to trim it down to size (if so recommend you try spiralized fresh courgette in your salads or pasta – lovely!).
Anyway, back to the cake, which I hasten to add was being made by MrsB. Courgette adds a plenty of moisture without needing gallons of oils and all that they bring. The only downside (ha ha) is that it won’t keep for as long – unless you (a) LOVE cake or (b) have a sensible head on your shoulders (MrsB), and slice the cooled cake up before popping it in the freezer to take out as and when needed for a lunchbox.
Below is a link to the recipe and at the top of the page, the finished article (less a few slices) – just so it would fit on the plate of course!
- Chocolate Courgette Loaf Cake – Allrecipes
Oh and a PS., MrsB has just told me she skipped the cinnamon and used a chopped up chocolate bar as it is cheaper than chocolate chips.