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Fairtrade Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This recipe was submitted by TFryer, a member of the Ooffoo community, as an entry to the Recipe Prize Draw, with the comment:

"I am NOT a good baker. When I made this cake, my cheeky daughter exclaimed, "It tastes like someone else made it!."



  • 3oz. Fairtrade dark brown sugar
  • 6oz. Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 4.25 oz. unsalted butter
  • 2.5 oz. sunflower oil
  • 3 oz. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 oz self-raising flour
  • 4.5 tsp baking powder
  • 5 tsp. Fairtrade cocoa powder
  • 4 oz. Fairtrade 70% chocolate broken into small bits
  • 1 lb zucchini grated (more or less depending on how watery your zucchinis are)


Pre-heat the oven to Mark 4 (180C).

1. Cream sugar, oil and butter until fluffy.
2. Beat together eggs and milk; then add to sugar mixture.
3. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together; combine with sugar and egg mixture.
4. Add bits of chocolate and grated zucchini / courgette to mixture. Mix lightly but thoroughly.
5. Bake in a paper-lined tin for about an hour until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

1 hour 15 minutes

Notes & Variations on Fairtrade Chocolate Zucchini Cake


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