Chocolate and zucchini loaf cake

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Zucchini adds a wonderful moistness to the cake without changing the chocolatey flavour.

How long will it take?

1 hour

What’s the serving size?

Serves 8

What do I need?

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed grated zucchini (about 4 small zucchini)

How do I make it?

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Place the sugars, oil, vanilla, eggs, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk together until combined. Sift in the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture until just combined. Add the grated zucchini and stir through.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
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