We all love something a little sweet with our morning or afternoon break; maybe when we have friends over for Afternoon Tea but don’t want to go the full OTT or just because it’s a Sunday! The fact you’re going to include one of your required 5 a day is a bonus?!
Adding courgette to this lovely light chocolate cake gives it added moistness as chocolate cakes can sometimes turn out a little dry. Spelt flour is used also for easier digestion and those with a high wheat intolerance and finally agave syrup for sweetness instead of refined sugar …. sure it’s positively healthy! 😉
This recipe originally called for a chocolate coating (it was a variation of the traditional) but it was so light and delicious that I felt it would have ruined it to cover it completely with chocolate and that you might miss out on the lovely citrus kick. You can make this as the traditional Lemon Drizzle Cake but it works really well using orange for a change 🙂
A few suggestions before you start baking:
- Go for an extra citrus kick by using the zest of 2 oranges or one each lemon and orange
- Make the cake dairy free by using almond, coconut or soya milk and dairy free spread
- You could add a good handful of chocolate chips to the batter at the very end but fold gently