Courgette Cake Recipe

courgette cake

Recipe for Courgette Cake sent in by: Mary McDonald

Ingredients for Courgette Cake:

  • 8 oz plain wholemeal flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz soft brown sugar
  • 1 oz walnuts or pecans chopped
  • 1 oz sultanas
  • 6 oz (2 bananas) ripe banana mashed
  • 3 large eggs (beaten)
  • 8 oz finely grated courgette (no need to peel)
  • 5 fl oz sunflower oil

Method for Courgette Cake:

  1. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt into large bowl. Add sugar, nuts and sultanas.
  2. Mix well, then add mashed banana and beaten eggs. Stir in grated vegetables and oil.
  3. Beat mixture thoroughly for one minute (it will be slightly lumpy).
  4. Butter (or line with greaseproof paper) a 9in cake tin (or a large loaf tin). Put mixture into tin and bake for 1 hour at gas mark 4 (350 F/175 C) until skewer comes out clean from centre of cake.


You can use half carrots/ half courgettes. Can top with sweetened cream cheese (but the cake is sweet enough anyway).

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Cakes & Tarts, Courgette, All Recipes
12 comments on “Courgette Cake Recipe
  1. Domino says:

    Excellent courgette cake recipe – so good even my kids eat it!!!!!!!

  2. Kat says:

    This is a great recipe. We’ve made it with a lot less oil and at least a couple of ounces less sugar and it still works well. It makes good individual muffins too – just cook for a lot less time than the loaf cake.

  3. Jolanda says:

    Love this cake !! Made it as well with less oil and less sugar and it is still
    delicious. The children love it.

  4. Tracy says:

    This cake is amazingly light and loveley with an afternoon cuppa. Would be good served as a loaf too. Couldnt taste courgette(and it wasnt green!) instead tasted more of banana.

  5. Bernie Williams says:

    Its in the oven so am waiting with anticipation. As a variation I have used yellow courgettes.

  6. Rebecca Dales says:

    made this cake as had a load of courgettes, what an amazing cake. been a hit with everyone .also made it using carrots that was a winner also

  7. vicki says:

    tried it with less sugar less oil and white flour with a half teaspoon mixed spice.. very nice too

  8. mikki says:

    Totally scrumptious!

  9. Wige says:

    This is a brilliant recipe

  10. Lucy says:

    Beautiful, beautiful cake. Totally moist and scrummy. I’ve lost count of the number of people who’ve complimented me on it, or asked for the recipe. I made it for my baby boy’s dedication, and am making it again this week for his 1st birthday.

  11. Sam Young says:

    I made a vegan version (left out eggs and added 1 tsp xanthan gum plus 2 tsp ground linseed). Also tweaked by reducing sugar and adding some molasses. Took on board other comments re less sugar & oil, plus added mixed spice. Cooked these as muffins (20 mins). Light, moist and delicious. Many thanks for the original recipe and all the tips, Sam

  12. Kirsty Jones says:

    I didn’t want it too sweet, so I used entirely courgette up to the same weight as the banana and it’s gorgeous!

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