Layered Courgette Cake

    Layered Courgette Cake

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    About this recipe: A deliciously moist cake, which is very similar to carrot cake. It's lightly spiced and topped with a cream cheese icing. Enjoy for any special occasion, including birthdays.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 23cm round three layer cake

    • 375g plain flour
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 eggs
    • 350ml vegetable oil
    • 375g grated courgette
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 110g butter
    • 240g icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:3hr55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease and flour three 23cm round cake tins.
    2. In a medium size bowl combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon, caster sugar and salt. Mix well.
    3. In another bowl beat eggs, vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla together. Pour into egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the courgettes and pour batter into prepared tins.
    4. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for 25 minutes. Allow cakes to cool in tins.
    5. Meanwhile, make the icing. Cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add the icing sugar, a little at a time. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla and mix well. Spread on cool cake layers.

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