Courgette in Cake though some say Zucchini


I have been reading about Zucchini cakes on pinterest for a while but today decided to try it out for myself. As always i cannot resist tinkering with recipes and i am pretty pleased with how this one turned out. One of my pet hates is recipes which give units in cups, this has so much room for international variation and even within the original recipe was not consistent so i prefer to stick to metric measurements which will be accurate for anyone to try at home. I also think the recipe could split quite well into mini loaf cakes, i’m definitely going to try this next time .

zucchini spice cake

The recipe was adapted from here.

Zucchini & Pistachio spice cake with lime frosting

185ml sunflower rapeseed oil

225g caster sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

75g unsalted pistachios finely chopped plus 35g slivered to decorate

75g coconut flour

60g ground almond

2 cups grated zucchini (3-4)      (2 are more than sufficient)

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1 teaspoon ground mixed spice 

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

225g self raising flour

75g plain flour

Lime Frosting

180g 90g unsalted butter softened

200g 375g icing sugar, sifted

250g cream cheese, softened

finely grated rind and juice of 1 lime