Lemon courgette cake

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    This is a wonderful, light teatime cake that's not too sweet. Excellent way to use up all those giant courgettes from the garden!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 200g (7 oz) grated courgette
    • 150g (5 oz) caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 125ml (4 fl oz) vegetable oil
    • 200g (7 oz) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Grease a loaf tin.
    2. In a bowl, beat together the courgette, sugar, egg and oil. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder; stir in the cinnamon and lemon zest. Stir the flour mixture into the courgette mixture just until blended. Pour the batter into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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