RECIPE - GLUTENFREE COURGETTE CAKE

September 11, 2018

A few weeks ago a friendly neighbor gave me a gigantic courgette. After already making a veggie pasta carbonara with it, I was looking for some inspiration. My colleague blogger from Cookies and Carrotsticks gave me the idea to make a cake with it. This version is gluten free and absolutely scrumptious. 

 Ingredients

 

  • 250 grams courgette

  • 125 grams soft butter

  • 150 grams sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 225 grams glutenfree flour

  • 8 grams baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Icing

  • 50 grams icing sugar

  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice

How to

  • Grate the courgette with a grater. Do not try to cut corners by using a machine to do this work. As this will not extract enough moist from the courgette and your cake will become to wet. 

  • Place the grated courgette in a sieve and leave to drain for at least an hour. 

  • Put the courgette in a cheese cloth (or a clean tea towel) to get rid of the last moist. 

  • Preheat the oven at 160C fan oven or 180C normal oven. 

  • Whisk together the butter and sugar until white and fluffy.

  • Add the eggs and whisk more

  • Add the flour, baking powder and vanilla extract and whisk until the batter is fluffy and homogenous 

  • Add the courgette and stir it trough. 

  • Pour it into a buttered tin. I used a bundt tin as it presents so nicely but a normal cake tin will do too. 

  • Bake the cake for 40 minutes but check the cake after 30 minutes. Check if the batter is cooked by putting a wooden skewer in carefully. If there is still some batter on the skewer, add another 5 minutes. 
    Icing

  • Leave the cake to cool down completely before icing it

  • Make the icing by mixing the royal icing sugar with the lemon juice

My kids were amazed that you can use vegetables in a sweet cake. But they were even more amazed by the great and fluffy taste. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

 

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