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Mog’s Courgette Cake

Mog's courgette cake recipe

Our recipe of the month comes from Horatio’s Garden. Molly – or Mog – is the daughter of Stephen Hackett, Head Gardener in Salisbury. Molly often helps out at events and shares her recipe here.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. 
  2. Butter 2 x 20 cms cake tins (or a loaf tin) and line with baking paper. 
  3. Put the eggs, oil and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat together. 
  4. Coarsely grate the courgette and add to the bowl, along with the vanilla extract, mixing gently. 
  5. Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl, mix together, and then stir into the mixture. 
  6. Pour the mixture into the tin(s) 
  7. Bake for about 35 minutes (test with a skewer) and leave to cool. 

You can fill the cake with lemon or lime curd, or top with a cream cheese frosting – whatever takes your fancy.  

It’s delicious with a cup of tea just as it is! 

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Ingredients

  • Butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 g soft brown sugar
  • 250g courgette
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 150g sultanas

 

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