Spiced Courgette Cake

Spiced Courgette Cake


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About this recipe: A fantastic dairy-free cake, which is a cinch to make. It's incredibly moist and spiced with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Feel free to throw in some raisins, coconut or nuts, if desired.


Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

  • 340g grated unpeeled courgette
  • 375g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g unsweetened apple sauce
  • 175ml vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr5min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one 20x30cm baking tin.
  2. Place grated courgette in a colander and set aside to drain.
  3. Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, caster sugar, dark brown soft sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl until well blended. Set aside.
  4. Beat the eggs, apple sauce, oil and vanilla in a separate bowl until smooth. Fold in the flour mixture, then stir in the courgette.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared tin. Bake until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

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Reviews (2)


This is the nicest cake I have made in a long time. There is a lot of mixture though! - 28 Jul 2011


This makes an awful lot of cake! It went down very well with a walking group I belong to. I used a 250g pack of fructose instead of the 400g white sugar, and unsweetened plum compote instead of apple sauce. No particular reason, I just happened to have them. Excellent result, managed to feed a renowned non-vegetarian some courgette and he liked it. - 15 Aug 2014

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