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Chocolate Courgette Loaf Cake

Chocolate Courgette Loaf Cake

Super moist chocolate loaf cake with dark chocolate chips and hidden courgette
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 310kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the cake

  • 65 g Self raising flour
  • 100 g Plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 175 g Coconut sugar or light brown soft sugar
  • ¼ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 35 g Cocoa powder
  • 200 g Courgette grated, one large courgette
  • 100 g Dark chocolate chips
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 100 ml Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 40 g Natural yoghurt

For decoration (optional)

  • 35 g Dark chocolate optional


  • Pre-heat the oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the self raising flour, wholemeal flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder and coconut sugar until well combined
  • Grate the courgette and squeeze it over the sink to release any extra liquid, then add it to the bowl along with the dark chocolate chips, stir everything together
  • In another bowl or large jug, whisk together the eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and yoghurt
  • Pour the egg mixture into the bowl of flour/courgette etc and stir everything together until well combined
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean (I would suggest checking it after 1 hour). Leave to cool fully
  • To decorate, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave. To do this, blast it for 30 seconds, stir, then blast in 10 second bursts stirring in between each one until melted. Drizzle it over the cake
  • Store leftovers in an airtight continer in a cool place and eat within 3 days


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg