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Chocolate and Courgette Cake or Muffins recipe

The joke in our house this year is that with the courgette glut in full flow I am feeding my family courgettes at every meal time, I haven’t quite worked out how to get it into a breakfast meal, but I have come up with a lovely chocolate cake recipe.  The girls really enjoy this as do my friends who came around last week- several left with a courgette under their arms!

As with any cake mix recipe, you can either have it as little buns in cases, a tray bake or a tiered cake with butter icing in the middle.


6 oz Butter – room temperature

6 oz Castor Sugar

12 oz courgette – for easier hiding in cake mix, you can skin it first but then you’re chucking away some of the goodness, then grate away

1.5 teaspoons of baking powder

2 oz cocoa powder

3 eggs

6 oz self raising flour


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, and get your cake tin ready.  You need a 9″ spring-form cake tin or 8″ square tin –  I normally use the butter and flour method rather than lining the tin with grease proof paper as I find it quicker.

Melt the butter in the microwave, cream in the sugar, then add all the other ingredients and stir quickly.

Spoon into the prepared cake tin.

Pop in oven for 25 mins approx at 180 degrees,  until a skewer comes out clean, and/or the cake has come away from the edges of the cake tin, and/or it smells like it’s cooked (this is how my mum taught me to cook!  If you start being able to smell the cake, it’s nearly cooked!!)

Image result for chocolate muffinsIf you want to make muffins or buns, these will only take about 18 minutes, and will be springy to touch when they are done.  The mix will make about 12 – 18 muffins depending on how generous you are with the cases.

You can ice them to your choice, I like just a dusting of ising sugar, but my girls like hot water icing with a few sugar sprinkles!





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