Lemon courgette cake traybake

    Lemon courgette cake traybake


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    About this recipe: This moist lemon, courgette and walnut cake is one good option if you need to use up a bumper crop of courgettes!

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g caster sugar
    • 235ml vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • 60ml fresh lemon juice
    • 200g grated courgette
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 100g chopped walnuts
    • 40g icing sugar for decoration

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 23cm x 30cm traybake tin.
    2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice; mix well. Stir in grated courgette.
    3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Gradually add this mixture to the courgette mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined; mix in the walnuts.
    4. Pour cake mixture into prepared traybake tin and bake until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool.
    5. Sprinkle cake with sifted icing sugar and slice into squares or fingers.

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