Orange Courgette Loaf Cake – Willey’s Weekly Bake 102

 

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This weeks bake took me a long time to decide what to bake, I really wanted to do something seasonal and making something reasonably healthy but lets be honest my #Willeysweeklbake ‘s are never going to be one of those super healthy, no gluten, no dairy, fat free kind of baking. I just like to have my baking as a treat during the week. I realised that I still had loads of home grown courgettes in the fridge that needed using up so a courgette cake was what they became! It was the perfect way to use them up, creating a moist, fresh cake!

Ingredients

  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 100g Butter/Margarine
  • 350g Courgette
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • Drop of Vanilla bean paste
  • Zest of 1.5 oranges.
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 50g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 50g Caster Sugar

Ingredients for orange syrup 

  • 10g Soft brown sugar
  • 25g Caster sugar
  • Juice of one orange

Method 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, grease and line a 2lb load tin.
  2. Cream together both the sugars until light and fluffy. CFE4DAF1-D233-41AF-8310-8C0C5ACC4443
  3. Add the eggs and beat together.
  4. Grate the courgette and add to the cake batter along with the vanilla and the orange zest. Mix until smooth.  BC865FEC-B8BB-4258-848B-016DC6DDA9B5662914A7-4F14-48C3-9913-F8EE11226F7F
  5. Add the flour and baking powder and beat until no lumps.
  6. Add the cake mix to the tin and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes. FF5299CE-2F23-4EB7-9E6B-ED804E023D60
  7. Make the orange syrup by heating the orange juice and sugar in a small pan on a low heat until all the sugar has dissolved, heat until it forms a slightly thicker syrup.
  8. Remove the cake from the tin and poke small holes using a skewer. Pour the syrup over the cake and allow the cake to cool completely before serving. A2DF0DBD-848B-42C3-9796-B21CBBE4F1DE

 

 

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