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Courgette loaf cake

Got courgettes coming out your ears? Transform this seasonal vegetable into a delicious, sweet loaf cake to enjoy with a cuppa.
Serves: 8
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total time: 1 hr 50 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips

 

Ingredients

 

    • 175g (6oz) self-raising flour

 

    • 125g (4oz) butter

 

    • 125g (4oz) caster sugar

 

    • 3 medium eggs

 

    • 2 medium courgettes (about 250g/8oz), coarsely grated

 

    • 50g (1

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You’ll also need:

    • 1kg (2lb) loaf tin, buttered and lined with a strip of baking parchment

 

 

Method

 

 

    1. Set the oven to warm 160ºC (325ºF or gas mark 3).

 

    1. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the butter, sugar and eggs and beat until smooth. Fold in the courgettes and walnuts. Spoon mixture into the prepared loaf tin.

 

    1. Bake in the centre of the oven for 1½ – 2 hrs, or until a skewer comes out clean after being inserted into the cake.

 

    1. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

 

Nutritional information per portion

 

 

fat 16.0g calories 270(kcal)

 

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.