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Side angle photo of baked courgette cake loaf topped with cream cheese icing and pistachio nut slices on white marble background.

Courgette Cake Recipe

This delicious Courgette Cake recipe is so easy to make, with lime and delicious mascarpone cream cheese frosting icing. The perfect summer bake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 People
Calories 440 kcal

Ingredients

  • 175 g Caster sugar (See recipe tips)
  • 175 ml Sunflower oil
  • 3 Free range eggs
  • 150 g Courgettes (See recipe tips)
  • 100 g Pistachio nuts, shelled Optional
  • 2 Limes Zest only
  • 175 g Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp Ground cinnamon

For the icing:

  • 150 g Mascarpone cheese
  • 150 g Icing sugar
  • 1 Lime Juice only

To decorate:

  • Pistachio slivers and more lime zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

  2. Mix the sugar, oil and eggs until well beaten.

  3. Stir in the grated courgettes (after you've squeezed out the liquid - see recipe tips).

  4. Stir in the nuts (if using), lime zest, self raising flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Stir until totally combined.

  5. Pour into a lined and greased loaf tin and bake for 45 - 60 minutes until cooked through and a skewer comes out clean.

  6. Allow to cool and remove from the tin. 

  7. Meanwhile make the icing by very gently combining the mascarpone with sieved icing sugar and lime juice. Pop into the fridge until the cake is totally cold.

  8. Smooth the icing over the top of the cake and sprinkle on the pistachios and more lime lime zest if you fancy.

Nutrition Facts
Courgette Cake Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
440
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
25
g
38
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
64
mg
21
%
Sodium
 
155
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
95
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
48
g
16
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
32
g
36
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
320
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
8.5
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
45
mg
5
%
Iron
 
0.6
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.