Courgette, walnut and date cake

    1 hour 35 min

    An incredibly moist cake, which is simple to throw together. It's made with grated courgette, pineapple, dates and walnuts. Enjoy thickly sliced with a mug of tea.

    8 people made this

    Makes: 2 loaves

    • 3 eggs
    • 250ml vegetable oil
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 250g grated courgette
    • 1 (227g) tin pineapple, drained and finely chopped in a food processor
    • 375g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 150g dates, pitted and chopped
    • 115g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23x13cm loaf tins.
    2. Mix together flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and baking powder. Set aside.
    3. Beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until thick. Stir in courgette and pineapple; mix well.
    4. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Add dates and nuts. Mix well.
    5. Divide batter evenly into prepared tins. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.

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    This recipe is great. My family and friends are all hounding me for the recipe. This is one to add to MY cookbook.  -  30 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the best Zucchini bread.. I make it just as the recipes indicates and put it into 2 loaf pans.. It turns out everytime great.. The pineapple is a great addition. I have made this numerous times. A sure keeper..  -  29 Mar 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Soooo good. Made it for a family dinner dessert, didn't make frosting, but had whipped cream. So many people that had said they couldn't stand zucchini asked for the recipe.. Have made his recipe with carrot and is just as good.  -  27 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)