Courgette and Lemon Cake

Courgette and Lemon Cake

Not an especially pretty cake, but a tasty one, and very easy to make and adapt.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 85g soft brown sugar
  • 350g courgette, coarsely grated
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 300g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and sugar, then add the courgettes and lemon rind.
  2. In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients with a pinch of salt.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, then pour into the tin.
  4. Bake for about an hr, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. Leave to cool, then serve with lemon curd topping or a thin lemon icing.