Another entry in my continuing saga of how to use up courgettes. :o)
I first had this cake at a team meeting in 2003, when Nikki presented it as her "mystery cake". It was unadorned with icing or filling, green flecked, delicious and totally mystifying. We couldn't guess the main ingredient.
This is my version. The original is in Nigella Lawson's, How to Be a Domestic Goddess. I make it as a loaf cake and serve it unadorned. This way, it is perfect for lunch boxes. The recipe makes 12 large slices or 24 half-slices at 2 WW points for each half-slice.
2 medium sized courgettes (zucchini), grated using course side of box grater
2 large eggs
125ml vegetable oil
150g caster sugar (I use vanilla sugar)
225g self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1) Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
2) Combine eggs, oil and sugar in bowl. (I do this in the food processor.)
3) Sieve in flour, bicarb and baking powder and beat until well combined. Mixture is quite stiff.
4) Stir in grated courgettes (if using food processor, process for minimum time until combined).
5) Pour into lined loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes until slightly browned and firm to touch.
6) Allow to partially cool in loaf pan before turning out.
7) Fight DH off so that you can get a piece! LOL!