August 07, 2014

Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake -Bake Along #65

I never bake  OR cook with zucchini before. I always thought that zucchini is another type of cucumber from the cucumber family; like the taiwan cucumber. It is hard to distinguish  cucumber and zucchini side by side, they might fool you. They both have exact dark green skin, pale and seedy flesh, and long cylindrical shape. However i found that zucchini flesh is more meaty ,taste like luffa and i love it :D They seems to be twin but in actual they are not.. Cucumber is from the groud family, it is a fruit and zucchini is from part of yhe cucuribita family, it is a veggie. Basically a fruit can be eaten raw or cooked and a veggie has to be cooked to taste better. The flower of the cucumber plant are not edible while the flower of the zucchini are edible and many consider them a delicacy. I never tried a zucchini blossom before but i  have tried pumpkin blossom ;p  Guess they look alike but don't know if they do taste alike ?? 
 Heart shape Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake..The size of this bundt mould is only for 2 cups. I bake 2/3 of this recipe with this heart shape bundt mould and one small loaf pan - size 3.2 inches x 7 inches.

 Grate zucchini with the skin on.
Bake Along event is baking a Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake.. i  remember seeing the hypermarket around my area selling zucchini but when i need it is out of stock >o<
I only found it on-sell on Tuesday (5/8) and the Bake Along link is going to close on that day.
I bought it home and quickly bake it in the evening :p


This is a slice of the chocolate zucchini cake from the loaf. 
Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake 
Recipe is from HERE
 Below is 2/3 of the full recipe and Zoe's
35g unsweetened cocoa powder
85g sour cream
2 large eggs
1 1/3 tsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2/3 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (i used nescafe)
125g butter, softened
100g granulated sugar
100g light brown sugar
1 1/3 cup coarse shredded zucchini with skin on
 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup sliced almonds (I omitted)
  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Grease bundt pan and dust with unsweetened cocoa powder. (i used a heart shape bundt pan- size  which is too small so i need another small loaf pan- size 3.2 inches x 7 inches)
  2. Whisk together sour cream, eggs and vanilla in a large cup. In another mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder
  3. Combine butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with electric mixer on medium high speed until pale and fluffy.
  4. Reduce speed to low, and add in 1/3 of the flour mixture and beat until well mixed. Add 1/2 of the sour cream mixture. Repeat, alternating flour and sour cream mixtures and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in grated zucchini and chocolate chips
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45mins, until skewer comes out clean
  6. Let cool in the pan for 10mins, and invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely. (i can't wait for it to cool, i slice a piece to taste it when it is warm :p...ohhh!! it is so YUM!!)



  1. I have yet to try adding veggies to my cake but it looks good.

  2. Other than carrot cake, I never had try other vege to taste. I know it sure taste good.

  3. mui mui, I love your heart shaped cake! I also tried this cake but mine something went wrong hah..hah....but I will try again :)

  4. Same with Mel, beside carrot cake, have not try with other vege before...

  5. Mui, sounds like zucchini & choc did make a good combination huh??? I am sometimes confused with zucchinis as well... :P

  6. Mui,我真的搞不懂zucchini 和cucumber的分别,不过你这蛋糕看起来很美味

  7. I've baked with zucchini before, it's nice. I like your heart shaped cake... cute!

  8. Zucchini is pretty expensive over the region. I hardly use it on anything. I've tried baking it once, it was OK ! However, no matter what's up to the zucchini... your cake looks really tempting indeed. Wish I can have a slice too. Yummm....
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings, kristy

  9. I never tried zucchini cake before and it's really tempting to bake this kind of cake :D I'm not sure if there are some at the market right now or maybe the ones that I've seen before are good for baking or not .

  10. Hi Doreen,
    Sorry that you could not make it for the linky, it actually closed on 1st Aug.
    Nevertheless, I'm glad that you have decided to bake this cake. It is delicious, moist and chocolaty! :)


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