Saturday, 5 April 2014

Courgette and Apple Cake

This cake is awesome. It was lovely and rich and moist and just well delicious. The original recipe has nuts in but I left them out. It didn't seem to cook all the way through in the middle but I think that's the fault of my oven rather than the recipe. I made this to have with coffee for my Mum and I and it went down a storm. I also heated some up in the microwave and had it with ice cream for dessert and it stood up to that too. You can't go wrong making this cake!

Courgette and Apple Cake (from The Guardian - Nigel Slater Recipe)
(Serves 6)

200g butter
200g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
150g courgettes (about 2 small ones), grated
1 small apple, grated
200g plain flour
a large pinch salt
½ tsp baking powder
pinch cinnamon
zest 1/2 orange
140g sultanas

Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line the base of a 2lb loaf tin.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs to the mixture a little at a time, making sure each addition is fully incorporated before adding the next.

Squeeze the grated courgette and apple with your hands to remove any excess moisture, then add to the mixture.

Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon together, and gently fold into the mixture. Stir in the orange zest and sultanas.

Transfer to the loaf tin and bake for about an hour, or until golden and firm to the touch. Allow to cool in the tin before turning out.

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