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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  • Serves 8
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 35 minutes


  • Chocolat noir
    200 g (about 1/2 lb.) of dark chocolate (70%), cut into pieces
  • Oeuf
    4 eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • Sucre
    125 ml (1/2 cup) of sugar
  • Poudre de cacao
    60 ml (1/4 cup) of cocoa powder
  • Courgette
    375 ml (1 1/2 cups) of zucchinis, shredded

Also needed

  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) of flour


  • 5 ml (1 tsp) of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie water bath.
  3. In a bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the egg yolks with the sugar, and if desired, the vanilla. Add the cocoa powder, zucchini, flour and melted chocolate. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  4. Clean the electric mixer and whip the egg whites in another bowl until firm peaks form.
  5. Use a spatula to gently fold the egg whites into the prepared chocolate.
  6. Grease a round cake pan, 20 cm (8 in.) in diameter, and then pour in the batter.
  7. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool.

Side dish idea

Chocolate and Orange Zest Sauce

Bring 125 ml (1/2 cup) of cooking cream (15%) and 15 ml (1 tbsp) of orange zest to boil in a pot. Remove from heat and add 150 g of dark chocolate (70%). Let it melt and stir.

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