Layered Courgette Cake

    3 hours 55 min

    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.

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    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

    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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    Thought making this in three layers was too much work, so put in a 9x13 pan. Came out just great, and much simpler. Was a very moist tasty cake. Took to work & was a big hit with everyone. Will Definitely try again!!!  -  07 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I can't get enough of this cake. Everytime I bake it I add something different. Coconut, currants, walnuts, raisins. Also, I only use 2 cups of brown sugar and 3/4 cup of oil.  -  18 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fantastic! Everyone loved it. I made it in a 13"x9" pan instead of 3 layers and it baked up moist & delicious. It's a new family favorite.  -  25 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)