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Friday, 7 August 2015

Courgette & Lemon Madeira Cake

It's that time of the year again when the Great British Bake Off bakers face the judges, and after strolling in a day late to watch the first episode I'm already quaking in my boots on behalf of the contestants. If they're already tempering chocolate and caramelising at this early stage, I fear for what lies ahead.

I took the easy option and went for a Maderia cake, mainly because I'd already planned to make a courgette cake with our whopper of a courgette/small marrow, so it fitted in perfectly. I'm not sure what Paul and Mary would make of my twist on a traditional Madeira, or my very small (but perfectly formed) crack *snigger*.

Courgette & Lemon Madeira Cake

Courgette & Lemon Madeira Cake 

175g butter or margarine (I use Stork)
175g caster sugar
zest of 1 lemon
3 medium eggs
250g self raising flour, sifted
approx 135g courgette

icing
150g icing sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
tbsp Greek yogurt
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until pale & creamy
  • Add the lemon zest and the eggs, one at a time, beating well in between each addition
  • Fold in the flour
  • Grate the courgette and squeeze as much of the liquid out as possible
  • Add the grated courgette to the batter and fold through
  • Add batter to a greased & lined loaf pan
  • Bake in a preheated 175C oven for approx 45 minutes
  • Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely
  • Make the icing by beating the icing sugar, lemon juice & yogurt together until smooth, adding more lemon juice as needed
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GRATED COURGETTES IN THE BATTER

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