Courgette cake

Puddings and cakes

  • Serves: 8
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
Courgette cake is a great way of using up spare courgettes in the veg bed © Penny Tweedie

Courgette cake is a great way of using up spare courgettes in the veg bed

Ingredients

3 free-range eggs

130ml sunflower oil

150g golden caster sugar

225g self-raising flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

275g courgettes

Method

Here's one of our favourite recipes for you to try at home:

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C or gas mark 6
  • Beat the eggs with the sugar and oil until nice and creamy
  • Using a sieve, add the flour with the bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. Give it a good stir to mix
  • Roughly grate the courgettes and stir into your mixture
  • Turn the mixture into a sandwich tin and bake for about 30 minutes, until golden and springy
  • Leave to cool on a rack
  • Mix the icing sugar, lemon juice and cream cheese together. Spread over the top of your cake