Courgette and lemon drizzle cake

Courgette and lemon drizzle cake


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About this recipe: A great cross between a courgette cake and a lemon drizzle cake. Well balanced in flavour and great with afternoon tea.

Jenowuk Oxfordshire, England, UK

Makes: 1 courgette lemon drizzle cake

  • For the cake
  • 200g grated courgette
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mix bicarbonate of soda and baking powder
  • For the drizzle
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 25g caster sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. For the cake:

  3. In a bowl, combine the courgette, melted butter, sugar, egg and lemon. Sift in the flour, salt and add the bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. Mix well. Pour into the prepared loaf tin.
  4. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes until golden brown, and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes to cool.
  5. For the drizzle:

  6. Whilst the cake is cooling, bring the juice of 1/2 a lemon and the 25g caster sugar to the boil until it forms a syrup. Pour over the cooling cake.


Some lemon drizzle cakes suggest using a skewer to poke holes in the cake prior to pouring the drizzle over. This allows the drizzle to percolate through the cake.

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Reviews (6)


Surprisingly moist lemony cake. I'd never had courgette in a cake before & thought I'd give it a try, delicious. I've made it twice now in the past few days & it's been a great hit. Handy tip, squeeze the courgettes in a straining bag or a clean dishcloth, you get out a lot of water which would make your cake too dense/soggy. - 22 Aug 2013


Having already made alot of various courgette cakes thought i might as well try this one aswell ! Two words...loved it! Simple and quick to make. Added a bit of lime zest as had some left over. Deffo a hit with the family and one to make again. - 18 Aug 2013


So easy to make. Made little muffins instead of the loaf. Cooked in 10/12 mins. Will make again. - 02 Aug 2016

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