Courgette Chocolate Cake

An idea for using courgettes.


  • 120g softened butter
  • 125ml sunflower oil
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 130ml milk
  • 350g plain flower
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 450g courgettes, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Grease and line a 20 x 35cm baking tin and set oven to 190°C, 375°C, gas mark 5
  2. Mix together the butter, oil and both sugars until light and fluffy
  3. Gradually add the eggs, one at a time and then the milk until mixed thoroughly
  4. Sift the dry ingredients together and fold into the mixture
  5. Stir in the courgettes, vanilla and spoon into the tin
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then turn out