Chocolate Zucchini Yoghurt Cake

October 19, 2018

CZY cake

adapted from this recipe
So… some people think there’s no point in not having full-fat soft drinks if you’re having a non-diet meal. Why not? Why is it wrong to try to be a little bit less super unhealthy..? Have a real dessert!

Or take a bit of sugar out of the recipe and add frosting! Maybe even Kahlua frosting… (I had spare Kahlua… which was made (using this recipe) as I had spare vodka…. 20 year old me would never forgive myself). skip the Kahlua if you’re boring, or, like, underage, or something.

Anyway, this recipe is bloody simple. 1 bowl and pan for the cake, 1 bowl for the frosting.

Makes 1 cake 8×13 inches, or a shitload of cupcakes (probably)


1 courgette/ zucchini
2 eggs
1/4 cup/ 60ml oil
1/2 cup/ 120ml yoghurt
1 cup/ 220g self raising flour, or plain flour
(if using plain flour, add 2 tsp baking powder)
1/3 cup/ 60g cocoa
1/2 cup/ 100g sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup nuts/ raisins

2 tbsp Kahlua, or coffee or cocoa powder for a non-alcohol version
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup/ 100g icine sugar


Preheat oven 350F/ 175C.

Grease cake tin, line with baking paper if using.

Mix all ingredients in bowl until all are incorporated. If the mixture looks dry, add a touch more milk or yoghurt (about a tbsp at a time). If the mixture looks too wet, or curdles, then add a tbsp of plain flour.

Pour mixture into pan and level the surface.

Bake approximately 40-50 minutes. Roughly 20-25 minutes baking time if in cupcake form.

Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.


To make the frosting:

Cream the Kahlua and butter together until smooth.
Gradually mix in icing sugar until all is incorporated.
Add more icing sugar for a thicker frosting.

Spread frosting on the cooled cake.

Best accompanied by more Kahlua, either Brown Cow (1 part Kahlua, 2 parts milk, lots of ice) or Black Russian (1 part vodka to 1-2 parts Kahlua, even bigger lot of ice). Do not add cola to the Black Russians. Not for health reasons, it is sacrilege. Unless you’re running cheap drinks deals at a student club night, then it’s okay, I guess (damage limitation?).