Zucchini cake

Surprise your family and friends with Paul Hollywood's courgette cake, flavoured with vanilla, cinnamon and walnuts
By Paul Hollywood
Zucchini cake
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  • Serves: makes 2 loaf cakes
  • Cook Time:
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 3 medium eggs
  • 240 ml corn oil
  • 480 g caster sugar
  • 720 g plain flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • 480 g courgettes, coarsely grated
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 50 g chopped walnuts
  • butter, to serve

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.

2. In a large mixing bowl break in the eggs and add the oil. Whisk thoroughly for 5 minutes.

3. Add the caster sugar and beat for a further 3 minutes.

4. Fold in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, grated courgettes, vanilla essence and walnuts, mixing well.

5. Pour the cake mix into 2 greased and lined 900g loaf tins, dividing it evenly between the two.

6. Bake for 1 hour until risen and golden. Serve it warm or cold in slices with butter.

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