Chocolate chip Zucchini Cake

Chocolate chip Zucchini Cake

You may be thinking zucchini?! In cake?! Have ya lost your mind? For some reason carrot cake is completely normal, but when we use zucchini (courgette), it’s like “R u ok hun?” 🙂

Ok so please don’t knock this before you try it because it’s so freakin’ delish.

Zucchinis add extra nutrients, a nice moisture and a bit of fudginess to this chocolate chip cake.

These almost resemble a dense brownie the day after baking a batch of these – so good. And with only around half the calories of a regular brownie.

All you need is 8 simple ingredients! You can also try making these into little muffins if you don’t want to do a tray bake. Just bake them for ~20 mins rather than 35-40 mins for the tray bake. 🙂

If you want some other chocolatey recipes, check out my peanut butter and chocolate swirl bars and my healthy chocolate ice cream 🙂

Chocolate chip zucchini cake

Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 9
Calories 269 kcal

Equipment

  • square baking tray
  • bowl
  • grater
  • spatula
  • whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g grated courgette/zucchini around 1 small sized
  • 150 g wholemeal flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g honey/maple syrup
  • 75 g dark chocolate chunks/chips
  • 75 g butter melted
  • 10 g cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Mix the eggs and honey together in a bowl with a whisk
  • Add the flour, ground almonds and cocoa powder and mix well with a spatula
  • Add the grated courgette and melted butter and stir well until you have a smooth cake batter
  • Stir in half of the chocolate chips
  • Line your square baking tray with parchment paper and add the cake mix. Spread evenly with a spatula and add the remaining chocolate chips on top of the cake
  • Bake in a preheated fan oven at 180 degrees celcius for 35-40 minutes. Leave to cool for at least half an hour before cutting because its quite soft until it sets. Its even better on the second day 🙂 Enjoy!

Notes

Macronutrient breakdown per serving:
Calories: 269
Fat: 15g
Protein: 7g
Carbohydrates: 25g

Don’t forget to tag me in your food pics on Instagram if you try these recipes! I absolutely LOVE seeing your creations 🙂

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