Today I made a courgette and lemon cake – sounds weird but its amazing. Kinda like a carrot cake mixed with lemon drizzle cake. It is so good and smells amazing! Here’s the recipe:
For the cake:
200g of grated courgette
125g butter – melted
150g caster sugar
1 egg – beaten
1/2 a lemon – juice and zest
200g plain flour
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
For the drizzle:
Juice of the other half of the lemon
25g of sugar
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl – apart from the flour. Stir well and make sure the melted butter isn’t too hot.
Once its all mixed, sieve the flour into the bowl and stir into a cake batter.
Turn the oven on at 170 C or Gas mark 3
Pour the cake mix into a greased tray – I used a square one
Put into the oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown
Once out the oven, and a skewer comes out clean, allow to cool
Make up the drizzle in a small bowl and poke small holes in the cake
Spoon the drizzle on the cake and leave it for 5 minutes to soak up the juice
Cut into squares or rectangles and eat!
It smells better than it looks! Enjoy with a cup of your favourite tea!