Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Courgette Cake

I have such a glut of courgettes in my garden (otherwise known as zucchinis). When planting I always remind myself not to plant them all but the seeds are so tiny and I always just throw them in the ground anyway. I forget how much space they take up and how many courgettes each plant produces. Hence the glut.

I've found a new recipe that I'm trying today.


200g butter
200g caster cugar
2 eggs
2 small cougettes
1 apple
200g plain flour
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch cinnamon ( I used a lot more)
60g pecans ( I forgot these)
80g sultanas ( I didn't have these)


Preheat oven 180/gas 4.
Grease and line tin.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add beaten eggs.
Grate cougette and apple. Squeeze water out. Add to mix.
Add flour, salt, BP,cinnamon. Fold into mix. 
Add nuts and fruit.
Bake about an hour.

It worked very well. The boys liked it as an afternoon treat and had no idea they were eating a cake made from vegetables. I think I'll tweak it next time though as it was a bit anaemic. I'll use a brown sugar , raisins, and maybe walnuts.

Ode to the zucchini!
Autism Cottage
If that's too much effort you could buy ready made zucchini and chocolate cookies.

Chattermark Engraving

Zucchini Wax Melts - Ten Digit Creations
To recreate the bread cooking smell.

Lush -a- licious Zucchini Bread Lip Butter by Michellesthisandthat

Squash Flower Skin Cream by Long Winter Farm
Squash Blossom Note Cards (Set of 10) by Clever hand Press

What a wonderful selection of zucchini inspired items! Please click on the picture to go directly to the shop.


  1. Great blog!!!
    thank you so much for including my zucchini bread lip butter :o)

    that recipie sounds DELISH!!! i'm going to have to give it a try

  2. Can't wait to try your recipe, we love zucchini.

    I'll be blogging a summer cobbler recipe this week, I'll let you know when it's up!

    Ivy - Paradise team mate

  3. Thank you very much! We appreciate any plug we can get for our products. Zucchini happens to be one of our top sellers. :)

  4. Thanks so much for including my cookies in your blog. What a treat to open my e-mail this morning! Thanks for the plug and your enjoyment of the product.

  5. Mmmmm sounds absolutely delicious: I've pinned it to Pinterest so I can come and test it sometime soon!