Hixon Allotments Association

Courgette and Carrot Chocolate Cake

If you only make one cake this year, make it this one, its delicious and not as weird as it may sound.

225g/8oz plain flour
40g/1.5oz cocoa powder
300g/10.5oz sugar
200g/7oz grated courgette
175g/6oz grated carrot
125g/4.5oz chocolate chips
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
tsp ground allspice
tsp ground nutmeg
tsp salt
3 eggs 
175ml/6fl oz vegetable oil
icing sugar to finish


  1. Sieve the flour & cocoa powder, add the sugar, courgette, carrot, chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl beat the eggs with the oil then add this to the rest of the ingredients mixing everything together thoroughly.

  3. Grease a rectangular baking tray ( approx 23 x 32cm / 9 x 12 in) & spread the mixture evenly. Bake at 160C (325F/gas3) for 40 mins, or until a knife comes out clean.

  4. Allow to cool before cutting into 24 pieces & dusting with icing sugar Store for a few days in an airtight tin or freeze immediately