Courgette Cake

My sister-in-law made this @nigellalawson courgette cake a few years ago and I fell in love with it. It has a similar texture to a carrot cake and it’s really easy to make. I use a food processor to grate the courgettes to save time. The filling is supposed to be lime curd but I used a @cottagedelight lemon and lime curd which was equally delicious. The cream cheese icing is very runny so I refrigerated it before pouring over the cake. Pistachios finish it off beautifully.

Banana Cake

I’ve got so many over ripe bananas to use up!!! So I started yesterday by making a banana loaf cake. This is a lovely, squidgy cake and the chocolate chips taste so great in it.

I use the @lakelanduk loaf tin liners which mean it never sticks in the tin 🙌

INGREDIENTS

3 very ripe bananas

160g cooking margarine

80g caster sugar

200g self raising flour

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g chocolate chips

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 160oC/gas mark 3.

2. Line a 450g loaf tin with greaseproof paper. (I use Lakeland loaf tin liners to save time).

3. Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl.

4. Whisk in the sugar and margarine.

5. Slowly whisk in the eggs, flour and vanilla.

6. Next stir in the chocolate chips.

7. Pour into the loaf tin.

8. Bake for 1hr 15mins.