Lemon pistachio courgette cake

    1 hour 10 min

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

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    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
    • 120g 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.


    Lemon pistachio courgette cake
    Lemon pistachio courgette cake

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    Reviews in English (28)


    lovely easy to make cake...had to substitute walnuts for pistachios but tasted great...lovely and moist  -  23 Jul 2017


    Big hit at our house. When I got ready to make this, all I had was vanilla Greek yogurt, so I used that in place of the plain yogurt. I made this in to 5 mini loaves (6" x 3 1/2")instead of 2 full size loaves and baked it for 35 minutes. Great taste and texture. This bread rose beautifully.  -  07 Aug 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Substituted a few things to make it a bit healthier: used kefir (since dad is growing them so I had it on hand) instead of yogurt, and applesauce instead of oil. It was delicious. I love the lemon flavor as well as the pistachios. Will definitely make this again.  -  31 May 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)