Courgette is an amazing and healthy ingredient for cakes, for real! It gives moisture, soft consistency, and lots of minerals and vitamins! You can reinvent the idea of cakes, and change the old concept of guilty pleasures, to a new version of tasty and healthy desserts! Nobody will notice the difference, except later on, when they will still feel full of energy and in shape!
But still today, it is not always easy to sell the idea of healthy cakes, because people associate them with "not too tasty" or "not too good", and there many assumptions that they wouldn't like it, even before trying. And assumptions may blur our experience, stopping us from discovering or learning new things, and this happens to all of us.
So! If you are the one that is trying to introduce new ways of cooking or ingredients in your family, you can try to put more effort on how you present it, in the end the decoration sells the cake! yes, we like it or not, most of people still consume things by their appearance! So you can make your healthy recipes, and making them look so amazing, that you will not need to try to convince anyone about its goodness.
150 rice flour
30 g cacao
255 g grated raw courgette
2 big eggs
75 g dark baking chocolate
50 g raw cane sugar
1 tbsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
Preheat the oven at 180ºC while you prepare the rest of steps
Prepare the dry ingredients in a bowl: add flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cacao
Prepare the wet ingredients: beat well the eggs
Add the mixture on a baking pan. Cover the pan with a non-stick baking paper, and you can use an extra pinch of butter or oil to spread the surface.
Bake it for around 20-25 minutes, or until a fork comes clean.
Let it rest before cutting for another 30 minutes, and voilá! c'est done!
Store in an airtight container to make the soft texture last longer, which can go from 3 to 5 days.
It is still true that the decoration sells the cake, so if you are going to share it with friends or family, try to put some effort on the cover! You can simply use some crushed cocoa beans like we did in the photo here, which also gives a crunchy texture and extra bunch of properties, or get more ideas of easy decorations on our previous post here.