What to do with all those courgettes? Make cake of course!

A little bit of naughtiness for you. Cake every now and then doesn’t do you any harm. Dark chocolate and courgettes seem to be good balance! I was given this recipe a few years ago by a client. Since then it has been shared a few times, a bit like my butternut squash cake recipe!

Get everything ready before you start mixing.


You have probably eaten carrot cake? For me it’s a personal favourite! So when I found this recipe using courgettes in cake, I was keen to give it a go. I have posted this a few years ago, but I’ve added a little extra to jazz it up a bit!

No need to peel the courgettes. Just grate.

8 oz grated courgette – squeeze to remove excess water

7 oz plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp bicarb

4 oz sugar

2 eggs

6fl oz mild vegetable oil

6 oz good quality dark chocolate at least 70% cocoa solids

A couple of tablespoons of chocolate drops – optional!

Get started!

Melt chocolate gently in bowl over water.

Sift flour bicarb, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the sugar.

Beat the eggs with oil in a separate bowl.