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  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon


Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Step 2

Beat eggs until light & foamy.

Step 3

In a large bowl, add the oil, sugar, zucchini & vanilla. Mix until combined.

Step 4

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt & cinnamon.

Step 5

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the "wet" ingredients and stir until combined. Do not overmix.

Step 6

Bake in 2 greased 9x5 loaf pans for approximately 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Step 7

Remove from pans at once and let cool on a wire rack.

If desired, add 1/2 cup chopped nuts to the dry ingredients.

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  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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