Chocolate chip courgette Bundt Cake

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It’s been a long time since I’ve made a chocolate courgette cake. When my boys were toddlers I made it quite often because it was one of their favourites. If I gave them courgettes as part of a meal they would have turned their noses up at it, but in chocolate cake form? No problem (funny that!!)

If you’ve never tried courgette in a cake before, just think of it like carrot cake – the grated courgette make the cake really moist. This is quite a dense, sticky chocolate cake and the chocolate glaze is a must – it not only looks gorgeous, it tastes out of this world!

I usually make this cake in two loaf tins, but this time I thought I’d dig out my bundt tin – it’s been too long since I last made a bundt cake!

Chocolate chip courgette bundt cake

250g plain flour

50g cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp salt

200g caster sugar or soft light brown sugar

100ml sunflower oil

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

120ml sour cream or greek yogurt

2 fairly large courgettes, grated

100g chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and flour your bundt tin, or use cake release spray (I love the stuff!)

Sieve the flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a bowl.

In another large bowl beat together the oil, eggs and vanilla. Add the sour cream and mix well. Fold in the dry ingredients. Stir in the grated courgette and chocolate chips.

Pour into tin and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a cake skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Chocolate glaze

150g icing sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

3 tablespoons milk or water 

1 tsp vanilla extract

In a bowl, stir the icing sugar and cocoa together. Slowly add the milk and vanilla extract until you have a glossy glaze. Pour over the completely cooled cake.

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