Lemon pistachio courgette cake

Lemon pistachio courgette cake


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About this recipe: Chopped pistachios add a delicious crunch to this moist lemony courgette loaf cake. Actually, this recipe makes two loaf cakes!


Makes: 2 loaf cakes

  • 450g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 235ml vegetable oil
  • 100g plain yogurt
  • 1 small lemon, zested
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 225g grated courgette
  • 130g chopped pistachio nuts

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease two 23x13cm loaf tins.
  2. Mix flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl. Beat eggs, sugar and vegetable oil together in another bowl; stir in yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Gradually stir flour mixture into wet ingredients until just moistened; fold grated courgette and chopped pistachios into the mixture. Pour the cake mix evenly into prepared loaf tins.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool in loaf tins for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire cooling rack.

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