Chocolate Cake with Zucchini


  • 500 g zucchini (2 medium)
  • 400 g wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup bitter cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 50 g chopped dark chocolate
  • 100 g butter + to grease the mold
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 ml plain yoghurt
  • icing sugar for sprinkling

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Remove butter and eggs earlier from the fridge so that they get warm.
  2. Rinse the zucchini, remove the ends and grate with small mesh. Squeeze out as much juice as you can (preferably put it in a cloth).
  3. Grease the 26 cm mold with butter and put the parchment paper.
  4. Preheat the oven to 165°C.
  5. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa and salt into a bowl. Add the chocolate and mix thoroughly.
  6. In another bowl, mix the butter with icing sugar till a light batter. Add oil and mix. Then add one egg at a time, each time mixing the batter thoroughly. Then add the dry ingredients and yoghurt in 3 stages (e.g. pour the 1/3 dry ingredients and 1/3 yogurt and mix, and so on). Finally add the zucchini and mix thoroughly.
  7. Transfer the ready batter to the mold and bake for 50-60 minutes till dry stick.
  8. Remove cake from oven and let it cool.
  9. Remove from the mold, sprinkle with icing sugar.

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