Zucchini berries chocolate cake

Surprise your loved ones on Valentine’s Day with Love pour into this cake

My sister’s friend gave her a huge zucchini, and she gave me half. I love adding vegetables in my cake especially zucchini or beetroot. As you would know children doesn’t like to eat vegetables. This way they are eating it without knowing that I had added in.

Today, I am exploring a different method to my other cake using zucchini. Instead of finely shredded I decided to puree it with some leftover custard. Then melt the melted chocolate chips. For garnish extra blueberries and finished off with a little bit of blue shredded coconut and a big strawberry and a candle in the middle of my new design mould.

Google: “What is Valentine’s Day? St Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends.”

Surprise your loved ones with kindness, and pouring your heart by baking a cake. Food speaks better than diamond, as diamond can go dull, no more sparkles, flowers last only seven days. Food expresses joy, love, respect and brighten the sparkles of heart. Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day with a candle light cake that is healthy, creative, beautiful and delicious!!!

Ingredients

200 g zucchini, cut into pieces
175 g blueberries
8 strawberries
100 ml custard
75 ml oil
200 g sour cream
200 g brown sugar
100 g melted chocolate chips
200 g plain flour
150 g self raising flour
50 g cocoa powder
1 1/4 Tsp baking powder
1 Tsp vanilla essence
1 Tsp salt

Garnish

1 big strawberry
1 candle (OPT)
blueberries
blue shredded coconut

Method

Preheat oven 180 degrees C. Grease and line 23 cm round design pan. Put zucchini, blueberries, strawberries and custard into Nutri Bullet, blitz until smooth and combined. Set aside.

Mix both flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a deep plate and set aside. Place melted chocolate chip in a metal bowl over a pot of water about 4 inches. Stirring from the middle out until chocolate melted and leave it on top of the pot of hot water. In mixing bowl, beat egg, sugar, sour cream, vanilla and zucchini berries pureed until combine. Now add in the flour mixture and melted chocolate chips, mix well again with a metal spoon.

Spoon the batter into the prepared design mould pan. Gives a couple knocks on the benchtop. Bake 45-60 minutes or until skewer out clean. Switch off oven, leave cake in for 1 hour. Remove from oven to wire rack to cool completely about 45 minutes. Then flip out cake onto cake base. Set aside.

To make blue shredded coconut: spoon 1-2 Tbs finely shredded coconut into a bowl and add 1 tiny drop of blue colouring, mix well and set aside in fridge. Once the cake had cool completely, decorate the cake with blueberries on top. Then, sprinkles blue finely shredded coconut over the top and around the whole cake. In the middle place the strawberry and slit a tiny hole to hold the candle. Enjoy your love pour out onto this cake on Valentine’s Day!!!

Note: Oven temperature may vary. You may need more or less time. Bake for 45 minutes first if skewer out wet, you needed more time. If it brown too quickly cover with a foil or a bigger metal bowl that can cover the pan without touching the cake. You can omit zucchini and use beetroot or carrot instead. You can use just blueberries or strawberries only or even any fruits of your choice or your loved ones love to eat.

You can omit blue shredded coconut just use chocolate sprinkles or colouring sprinkles or make chocolate heart shapes for your garnish. You may use edible flowers instead.

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