Healthy Chocolate Courgette Cake

Serves - 8-12

Ingredients

1 & 1/2 cups of Wholemeal Self-Raising Flour

1 cup Ground Almonds

2 cups Grated Courgette

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder

1/2 cup of any liquid sweetener (honey, agave syrup, carob syrup, date syrup)

1 tsp Baking Powder

2 Eggs

2 tbsp Coconut Oil

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

 

For the Choco-Avo Frosting

1 Avocado

1/4 Cup of cocoa powder

1/4 cup of liquid sweetener

1 tbsp melted coconut oil

Method

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Then add in eggs and grated courgette and mix well, followed by vanilla extract, melted coconut oil and sweetener.
  3. Line a round cake tin with baking paper or line with coconut oil.
  4. Pour the ingredients into the tin and bake at 180°C for 35 minutes.
  5. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
  6. For the frosting blend the avocado until it forms a smooth paste then add sweetener, cocoa powder and coconut oil.
  7. (Optional) To decorate sprinkle desiccated coconut and flaked almonds over the frosting!

 

This is a great way to get your little ones to eat vegetables in a nutritious sweet treat!

 

Nutritional information per 101g serving

Energy Kcal                            272Kcal

Energy KJ                                1138KJ

Fat                                           13g

Of which saturates               4.7g

Carbohydrates                      30g

Of which sugars                    18g

Fibre                                       2.9g

Protein                                   7.5g

Salt                                          0.33g



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