Courgette Lemon Drizzle Cake
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Courgette Lemon Drizzle Cake

Courgette Lemon Drizzle Cake is the perfect treat for January – a sharp, zingy lemon cake made with Sugar and Crumbs Lemon Drizzle Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar and courgette.

They are deliciously moist. Why not give your bakes a delightful boost of flavour with our Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar

What is a Courgette Lemon Drizzle Cake?

In fact, this is a delicate cake perfect for a Mother’s Day tea. The courgette gives it a lovely texture, similar to carrot cake. We have used courgette to replace the fat so that it’s not only beautifully moist (exactly what you want with a drizzle cake), but actually pretty good for you too.

If you haven’t tried using vegetables in your baking before don’t worry. You don’t taste the courgette it just makes a brilliant alternative to butter, so you can have a slice guilt-free.

In addition, you can also try our other Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar in our range. Why not give your bakes a delightful twist of flavour.

If you would like to check our full range of Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars and Cocoa Powders click here.

Check more recipes out here.

Ingredients

250g Courgette
2 Eggs
125ml Vegetable Oil
75g Granulated Sugar
75g Sugar and Crumbs Lemon Drizzle Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar
225g Self Raising Flour
Zest of two Lemons
For the drizzle
50g Sugar and Crumbs Lemin Drizzle Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar
Juice of half lemon

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180° C, 160° C fan, 325F, Gas mark 3.

2. Beat together the eggs, oil, granulated sugar, and Sugar and Crumbs Lemon Drizzle Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar (or any flavour of your choice).

3. Add the flour and baking powder, and beat again.

4. Finally, zest the two lemons (keep at least one of them, to juice for the drizzle) and stir the zest through.

5. Cut the ends off the courgette and then coarsely grate the rest (skin and all) into the cake mixture. Stir to combine.

6. Grease a loaf tin and line the bottom with a piece of baking parchment. Pour in the cake mixture and then place in the oven. Bake for 50 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean.

7. Mix the 50g Sugar and Crumbs Lemon Drizzle Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar (or any flavour of your choice) and juice of half a lemon until well combined with no lumps.

8. While the cake is still in the tin pour the drizzle over the top. Leave it to cool in the tin until the drizzle starts to crystallize. Then carefully remove from the tin (the cake will be fairly fragile because of the moisture) and allow it to cool completely.

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