Lemon Courgette Cake

“Courgettes are so versatile & go into so many dishes…..who would have thought you would put them in cakes?  So last year I made my first cake with Courgettes due to a colleague passing on some home grown ones….& saying go on make something with these!”

Serves 10 – 12


  • 200g grated courgette
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps lemon zest


  • Pre heat oven to 160c/Gas mark 3
  • Grease a 500g loaf tin & line the length of the base with baking parchment.
  • In one bowl, beat together the courgette, caster sugar, egg & oil until all ingredients have blended together.
  • In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda & baking powder, stir in the cinnamon & lemon zest.
  • Stir the flour mixture into the courgette mixture just until all ingredients have blended together.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf tin & bake for 45 minutes until a skewer or knife comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes & then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

“Well here it is…..& what a super easy loaf this is to make, plus the lemon enhances the flavour to give this cake a zingy taste!”

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