Chocolate Courgette and Pistachio Cake

Healthy take on the chocolate cake

Moist, keeps well and you wouldn’t realise the courgettes are there!

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Ingredients to serve 12:

  • 100g shelled pistachios
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 180g Demerara sugar
  • 300g finely grated courgette
  • 120g rice flour
  • 60g cocoa powder

 For the icing:

  • 60g icing sugar
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp water
  • Handful of roughly chopped pistachios

The method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/ Gas mark 4. Grease and line a 20cm cake pan
  2. In a food processer, grind the pistachios into a fine powder. 
  3. Using an electric whisk, beat the eggs with the sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the grated courgette and pistachio powder.
  4. Sieve the flour and cocoa into the courgette mix and mix again.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes
  6. To prepare the icing, sieve the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl. Add the water bit by bit and mix until you have a thick, smooth consistency.
  7. When the cake is cooked, double check by inserting a skewer into the middle of the cake; if it is cooked then it will come out clean. Then allow it to cool.
  8. When the cake has cooled  completely, ice it, and sprinkle with roughly chopped pistachios. courgette slice3 



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