This recipe for courgette and lemon cake is low in added sugar, zingy and light. The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. It's a great recipe to try with a picky eater as it does contain hidden vegetables but, I think, in a nice obvious way! Thanks Adele. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. STEP ONE – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I didn't bother with the lemon drizzle and even the cake by itself was lovely. This all-purpose cake is delicious with scrambled eggs in the morning or … Zucchini (zoo-KEE-knee) is the North American name, while courgette (coor-ZSHETTE) is the European name, but they're both the same summer squash. Add 100ml sunflower oil and beat again until well mixed. Yes, I have tested it as a vegan cake - the one in the photographs is vegan. This bread is also bursting with lemon flavor thanks to the lemon zest, lemon juice, and sweet lemon glaze. Very moist it used up several courgettes which was good! Found this recipe and it's a winner. I used whole fresh blueberries in the cake and then added copious amounts of lemon flavor and zest to the cake … A delicious healthy snacking cake … x. Kate, this Courgette Cake is simply divine! Beat in eggs, zucchini, lemon zest, milk and water until well combined. I followed the recipe and used the proportions you mentioned. I've done this in the past too but I'm trying hard to get the children used to eating these things at the moment! Lovely recipe, thank you. Sift in the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt and gently combine. A nigella Classic . The lemon curd and lime zest also add a sharpness which cuts through the cream cheese frosting perfectly. Already had requests for another one .. it apparently freezes too ..a Def winner, thanks Kate x. This is a much lower amount of sugar than most cakes contain yet it helps the taste and texture. Since I wrote my cookbook Veggie Desserts + Cakes, I've taken a bit of a break from creating vegetable cake recipes for you! I was dubious about the texture of the batter, it seemed very plastic-y and sticky; when cooled it had a bit of a cooked veg smell so all in all I had no great expectations! Do you mind checking this ratio ? We could all use a bright spot mid-March couldn’t we? Let me know if you try it x. I know what you mean about 5year olds and sugar! In this courgette loaf they’re not exactly hidden, but neither are they a boring plate of veg. Simply cut into chunks, blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes, cool completely and then freeze in a suitable container or bag. Mix the lemon juice and icing sugar together until smooth. Lemon juice. Thanks for checking out my courgette cake recipe! It's awful! You can follow the method above adjusting the quantities as you go. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Sticking courgettes in a cake has, however, proved more successful. Chocolate Zucchini Mug Cake – swap out the lemon for cocoa powder and create a chocolate mug cake of your dreams. The combination of lemons and blueberry is timeless, and adding in zucchini (courgettes)is the BEST way to add moisture! Thanks Vicki. It doesn't seem to be as bad if he has it as part of a meal - something to do with his blood sugar is my guess. Swap the lemon for lime for a different flavour. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. Your email address will not be published. A challenge . Courgette cake - or zucchini cake - is a classic summer bake. Then she tried it and now wants it for her 6th birthday cake. Kate Made as 2 x 1lb cakes (freezing one un-iced, to see if it freezes well). 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