Courgette cake

Delicious Courgette Cake

Courgette cake
Drizzled with lemon icing

Delicious Courgette cake

V or Vg

At this time of year courgettes appear almost overnight. Here’s the recipe for a delicious cake that I have tried and tested.
You can make this cake vegan by replacing the egg with a gel made from one dessert spoon of chia seeds and four dessert spoons of water whisked together.

Egg substitute
Chia gel

I make my courgette cakes in a 1lb loaf tin, greased with a little Vitalite ( vegan spread), baking for 45 mins at 160 degrees. Test the bake with a skewer, which should come out cleanly. Ovens and times may vary slightly.

Into a large bowl grate 7 oz courgettes. Add 5 oz light brown sugar, 4 oz veg oil ( I use olive) and I egg or the chia gel. Sift in 7 oz plain flour, ½ teas salt, ½ teasp bicarb, ¼ teasp baking powder and 1 teasp ground cinnamon. Grate in the zest of one lemon. Give it a good mix and turn it into the prepared tin.

Vegetarian cake
Grate your courgettes
Cake recipe
Courgette, sugar,
Olive oil, egg
Dry ingredients
Plain flour, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, lemon zest
Courgette cake
1 lb loaf tins

Turn on to a wire rack