• Sarah L Samuels

Courgette, Lime and Ginger Loaf Cake

Updated: Jun 25

This is a really easy but tasty cake to make. It has been very popular at family gatherings and a well requested recipe when I had my cafe!

The ginger and citrus are a great pairing and the courgette gives a nice moist loaf cake and it is dairy free!


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It is an oil based cake so stays nice and moist for quite a few days after baking.


I have just made it plain but you could add a lime icing with the juice from the limes if you want.

Start by preheating the oven to 180 degrees centigrade (160 fan) or Gas Mark 4. Then line and grease a 2lb loaf tin.

In a stand mixer beat the sugar, egg and oil until lighter in colour and thicker.

Add the grated courgette, lime zest and stem ginger and mix again.

Finally add all the dry ingredients and mix until everything is fully incorporated.


Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes or until the cake tester comes out clean.

Leave in tin to cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.


Ingredients:


150g Caster Sugar

1 Large egg

125ml Olive Oil

200g Grated courgette

2 Limes (zest only)

2 Nuggets of stem ginger finely chopped

200g Plain Flour

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsp Baking powder

4 tsp Ground ginger



Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade (160 fan) Gas Mark 4.

  2. Line and grease a 2lb loaf tin.

  3. In a stand mixer beat the sugar, egg and oil until light and fluffy.

  4. Add the grated courgette, lime zest and stem ginger and mix again.

  5. Finally add all the dry ingredients and mix until everything is fully incorporated.

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the cake tester comes out clean.


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Sarah’s extra slice......


If you don’t have any limes then lemons will work just as well.


You can substitute the olive oil for vegetable oil and it still works perfectly.


You can use the juice of the limes to make icing if you want to make the cake a bit more special. Just add sieved icing sugar to the juice until you have a dropping consistency. You could also add crystallised ginger to decorate!



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