Easy courgette cake

Easy courgette cake

Easy courgette cake

This simple, subtly spicy easy courgette cake is deliciously moist and a great way to use up a glut of courgettes.

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

30 mins to 1 hour


Serves 8–12


  • 80ml/2¾fl oz vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 150g/5½oz light brown sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 160g/5⅔oz courgette, coarsely grated
  • 180g/6⅓oz plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin and line with a long strip of baking paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the oil, light brown sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir in the grated courgette.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Tip the dry ingredients into the courgette mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle the top with demerara sugar.
  5. Bake for 45–55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely before slicing.


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