Courgette cake

Another rainy day. I don’t need to make anyone a celebration cake so I took the opportunity to make a delicious courgette cake for myself. I used a recipe from the BBC good food website and exchanged a few ingredients for different ones. It was more of a ‘best before’ cake than anything else really. Sometimes you just have to bake everything in your cupboard and start afresh! 

  • 2 eggs
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 85g brown sugar 
  • 350g grated courgette 
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • 40g chopped walnuts
  • 40g sultanas
  • 40g dried cranberries (soaked in orange juice)

I blended the sugar and butter together and then chucked the rest of ingredients into the bowl in no particular order. The cake mixture has an interesting texture, kind of sticky and not as dollopy as normal cake batter. I plopped it into a lined baking tin and baked for one hour on 160C fan. I poked it with a knife to check it was cooked and then let it rest. It’s important to let it cool because the courgette cake is delicate and can lose its structure and collapse. How I know this…. erm just a feeling really. Heh hem…

Pretty good with your feet up and a cup of tea. Pick up a book or Netflix? Hmmm. Tricky.

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