Saturday, August 2, 2014

Bake Along #65 Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake

Good to know that there's some goodness in this chocolate cake, zucchini! And it's even better that nobody can trace that. Chocolate can be less fattening! :)

This cake is soft and moist, the sweetness is just how I like it, chocolaty and very yummy, but I found it's really crumbly. I wasn't too sure if it's supposed to be crumbly or I did something wrong. Anyway, we all enjoyed it still :)
I made 2/3 recipe and I still got a pretty huge bundt cake
Ah, talking about bundt. I used my bundt pan but it's a disaster when I unmoulded it
I didn't know why since I followed exactly while I prepared the pan
Look at this:
It's a big turn off, especially when it's so unexpected. Anyhow, I just forgot about this, sliced them as soon as it's cool and enjoyed it :)
Recipe is from HERE
Below is 2/3 of the full recipe:
31g unsweetened cocoa powder
75g sour cream (I used low fat plain yoghurt)
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
250g plain flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
1 2/3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2/3 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder
113g butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar (I omitted)
175g light brown sugar
1 1/3 cup coarse shredded zucchini, squeeze out excess liquid
2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup sliced almonds (I omitted)
  1. Preheat oven to 180degC. Grease bundt pan and dust with unsweetened cocoa powder
  2. Whisk together plain yoghurt, eggs and vanilla in a large cup. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, espresso powder in a medium bowl
  3. Combine butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with electric mixer on medium high speed til fluffy
  4. Reduce speed to low, and add in 1/3 of the flour mixture and beat til well mixed. Add 1/2 of the yoghurt mixture. Repeat, alternating flour and yoghurt mixtures and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake til about 45mins, til skewer comes out clean
  6. Let cool in the pan for 10mins, and invert it onto a wire rack to cool completely (this is where my disaster was)
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (August 2014 Event: Flour) - organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe


  1. Hi Alice, mine was bit crumbly too but it didn't crack that bad like yours. But inside looks moistness so should be nice.
    I happened to have chocolate fudge so my kids spread it on the cake and it was so yummy.

    1. hi Amy, wah, adding choco fudge must taste heavenly! :)

  2. Hi Alice,
    Everyone likes this cake too. It's moist texture and chocolaty taste is really delicious!
    My cake wasn't crumbly, it slices pretty well. Did you use a serrated knife to slice this cake? If you did, then this could be the reason. For pound or butter cakes like this, it is better to use a thin-bladed sharp knife, as serrated knife would create crumbs when slicing heavy cakes such as this.
    Thanks for baking along with us! Hope you have a lovely week ahead!

    1. hi Joyce, yes, aside from the bad shape, this cake is real yummy
      yes I used serrated knife - I guess you hv answered my question regarding the crumb :)
      but actually the crack happened when I unmoulded the cake.. do u think its because I unmoulded it too early?

  3. Hi Alice,

    Oh dear! At least, this is a delicious disaster :p Did you forget to grease the pan?


    1. I did grease and also dusted it with cocoa powder. Not sure why
      I like how you put it - delicious disaster LOL

  4. hi alice, my cake didnt look pretty either when removed from the pan..hence i dusted it with icing sugar to hide the flaws....yeah, i had enjoyed this cake a lot..chocolatey and texture's great!

    1. ah, why didn't I think to cover it with icing sugar? I guess I was too angry til couldn't think LOL

  5. cake looks delicious. Will ask my wife to try it.

  6. Hi Alice, once you cut the cake no one would be able to tell it didn't come out the way you wanted it to! This is one moist looking cake!

  7. poor me, I am not DIYer just eater ;-( lucky you!



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