Chocolate Courgette Cake

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  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups (350g) grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 170 C. Grease and flour or line a 24cm cake tin. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time with a spoonful of flour, beating
well after each addition. Add the vanilla essence and yoghurt and mix well.
Sift the dry ingredients together and add with the zucchini to the mixture.
Stir gently to combine, do not over mix. Pour batter into prepared tin and
sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until centre feels
firm and a skewer comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream.

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5 thoughts on “Chocolate Courgette Cake

  1. I have just made the Chocolate Courgette Cake with three of the students here at Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School with the courgetts from our school greenhouse..
    We are just about to tuck in so we will let you know how it tastes.

  2. Yes I do think this is a fairly standard recipe – a bit like carrot cake. Thankfully we have had it on foodlovers for a relativley long time so safe to say we didn’t copy from NZ Gardener.