Courgette and Walnut Cake

    1 hour 5 min

    Once you make this cake, it will become a firm favourite. It's moist, lightly spiced with cinnamon, dotted with walnuts and incredibly moreish. Enjoy as is or top with cream cheese icing.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 3 eggs
    • 250ml vegetable oil
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 225g grated courgette
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 115g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease one 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. Combine eggs, oil, sugar, courgette and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon; mix until just combined. Stir in the chopped walnuts. Pour batter into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

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    Very moist moirish cake. Has a great flavour with or without the topping. One to make over and over again.  -  14 Sep 2014


    I wasn't sure what to expect from using courgettes in a cake but it was lovely and moist. The walnuts added some texture. It makes about 24 pieces so I put some in my freezer. I didn't feel that it needed a topping and is healthier without. Will definitely make this again.  -  02 Aug 2014


    I made coffee and walnut cake using this as a base. I only put a teaspoon of cinnamon and I put a tablespoon of coffee essence (good stuff) and it was SUPERB! A brilliant recipe and I think it would work well as a chocolate cake too - trying that next.  -  17 Aug 2016