You need this scrummy Courgette Lemon Cake in your life!

You need this scrummy Courgette Lemon Cake in your life!

You will need


For the cake:

350g courgette (approx 2 medium)

Finely grated zest of 2 lemons

100g light brown soft sugar

80g caster sugar

120ml sunflower oil

60ml unsweetened non-dairy milk (we used soy)

60ml lemon juice

260g plain (all-purpose) flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

½ tsp salt


Lemon Glaze:

85g icing sugar

Juice of ½ lemon


To top:

1 x pouch of FW Lemon Meringue Bites


Let’s bake!


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Grease an approx 11.5 x 21.5 cm loaf tin and line with a strip of baking parchment. TIP: Leave some overhanging on either side so that you can lift the cake out easily.


2. Coarsely grate the 2 courgettes and place the grated flesh in a clean tea towel over the sink. Firmly squeeze out most of the excess water – you should have about 240g of grated courgette left.


3. Place the grated courgette in a large bowl along with the lemon zest, light brown soft sugar (100g), caster sugar (80g), sunflower oil (120ml), milk (60ml) and lemon juice (60ml).


4. Whisk until well combined.


5. Add the flour (260g), baking powder (1 tsp), bicarbonate of soda (½ tsp), cinnamon (1 tsp), ginger (1 tsp) and salt (½ tsp). Stir until no dry lumps remain.


6. Working quickly, tip the batter into the prepared loaf tin, spread it level and place in the preheated oven.


7. Bake for about 70 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin.


8. Once the cake is cool, sift the icing sugar (85g) into a bowl and gradually stir in the lemon juice (½ lemon) until you have a thick but pourable glaze.


9. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake and serve. Store in an airtight container for up to four days.