Courgette and plum loaf cake

Courgette and plum loaf cake


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About this recipe: This courgette and plum loaf cake, topped with cinnamon sugar is a deliciously clever way to use up the last of the late summer crop!


Serves: 24 

  • 250g grated courgette
  • 235ml vegetable oil
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 220g light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 120g wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 700g chopped plums
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line 2 loaf tins with baking paper or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk grated courgette, oil, caster sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract together in a bowl until well mixed. Combine plain flour, wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into courgette mixture until just combined; fold in copped plums. Spoon or pour the cake mixture into the prepared tins.
  3. Mix 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together in a small bowl; sprinkle over the top of the loaf cakes.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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