Squidgy Carrot And Courgette Cake

Recipe and image courtesy of British Organic Carrots.

Squidgy Carrot And Courgette Cake. Hello friends, fancy making a Squidgy Carrot And Courgette Cake?

Moist and delicious – this easy-to-make organic carrot and courgette cake will be a hit with your family and friends!

Squidgy Carrot And Courgette Cake

How To Make A Squidgy Carrot And Courgette Cake:

Serves 14

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40-45 minutes

You Will Need:

  • 150g butter
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 340g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 rounded tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 rounded tsp baking powder
  • 1 rounded tsp ground ginger
  • 225g light muscovado or soft brown sugar
  • 200g British organic carrots, peeled and grated
  • 150g courgettes, grated

Frosting:

  • 200g low fat soft cheese
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small organic carrot, grated
  • 1tbsp light muscovado or soft brown sugar

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Squidgy Carrot And Courgette Cake Method:

1. Preheat the oven to fan 180°C, fan oven 160°, Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 23cm square cake tins with baking paper, using a little butter.

2. Melt the remaining butter in a large saucepan over a low heat, without letting it get too hot. Remove from the heat, then add the orange juice and beaten eggs. Reserve the orange zest for the frosting.

3. Sift together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and ground ginger in a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar, organic carrots and courgettes, then add the melted mixture and stir together well.

4. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then turn out carefully. Cool completely on a wire rack.

5. Make the frosting by beating the low fat soft cheese, vanilla extract and reserved orange zest together. Spread on top of the cooled cake. Put the grated organic carrot into a frying pan with the sugar and heat gently to melt and caramelise. Cool, then scatter over the cake.

Cook’s tip: Keep the cake refrigerated, though serve at room temperature. You can freeze the cake for up to 2 months without the frosting.

Squidgy Carrot And Courgette Cake

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Recipe and image courtesy of British Organic Carrots.

The British Organic Carrot season runs from October to May.

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2 Comments

  1. helenfern
    14th October 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I love all the fresh ingredients you use. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope to see you next week too. In the mean time, have a fabulous week ahead!

    • 16th October 2018 / 9:44 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Helen 🙂

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