Discover the deliciousness of a Chocolate Courgette Cake, a moist and rich dessert that cleverly incorporates courgettes (zucchini) for added moisture and nutrition.

Benefits of Courgette

Courgette adds moisture to the cake without altering the flavor, while providing vitamins A and C, fiber, and antioxidants.

Preparing the Courgette

Wash and grate the courgette. Place the grated courgette in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out excess moisture.

Mixing Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until well combined.

Combining Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, mix the vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract and sour cream or Greek yogurt.

Adding the Courgette

Fold the grated and squeezed courgette into the wet mixture until evenly distributed.

Wet and Dry Ingredients

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring gently until just combined. Do not overmix to keep the cake light.

Baking the Cake

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the cake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.