Courgette (Zucchini) Cake

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is very much like a carrot cake, but I think it is much better - moist and delicious. Though if you prefer, you can add carrots instead of the courgettes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Whisk together the oil, eggs and honey in a bowl, until well combined.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, vanilla essence and grated courgette and beat well.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased 23cm/9in cake tin and put in the oven for one hour until a skewer poked into the centre comes out clean.
  5. Leave to cool on a wire rack and remove from the tin when cool.
  6. For the icing, beat the cream cheese and butter together in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  7. Add the sifted icing sugar and vanilla essence and stir until combined.
  8. When the cake is cool, using spatula or flat knife, spread the icing across the cake.


Most Helpful

Initially I thought that this cake was a little short on sweetness. With the icing on top it just about manages since it is so lovely and moist. I would add more honey and more vanilla if I was to make it again.

adirob September 11, 2011

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