Daddy's chocolate courgette cake
My dad is cutting down on sugar but still loves chocolate cake. This is one of his favourite recipes that allows him to 'have his cake - and eat it'
We bake this in a well buttered ring tin but it could be cooked as individual muffins.
180g ground almonds
30g of coconut flour (can use almond flour)
30g cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp powdered sweetener
85g unsalted butter - melted
1 grated courgette
1 tsp vanilla essence
50g 90% Lindt dark chocolate - chopped
2 tbsp powdered sweetener
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl
Mix the wet ingredients together in one bowl
Mix the two bowls together gradually in the food mixer - mix well
Spread the lovely chocolate batter in the ring tin (or muffin tins) and bake for 35-40 mins (bit less if muffins) 150°C in a fan oven. Let cool for 15 mins, turn over the ring tin onto a plate and then glaze.
For the glaze, melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave (or over boiling water) and add the sweetener and cocoa powder. It takes a little while for the glaze to set.
The cake makes 16 slices and is lovely with Greek yogurt and berries - Eve Weeks