lemon & courgette bundt cake

09 November 2013

My friend was popping by last weekend, and I knew that I wanted to bake something. It was as much for her as it was for me; I love baking, but I tend to do it when there are more people than us two at home to gobble it up. Sharing is caring (and it stops us from stuffing ourselves).

Anyway, my friend C and I are often exchanging tricks to make our meals and baked goods healthy, without compromising the flavour too much (like the cauliflower rice). I wanted this cake to be indulgent and delicious, with a bit of a healthy touch.

Enter the lemon & courgette bundt cake. Even though the cake itself does include white flour, sugar and butter, I used two large courgettes in there! That negates at least half of the bad stuff, right?








I think it turned out quite nicely - the recipe was easy to follow, and looked pretty with the flecks of yellow and green. I sent C home with some of the remaining cake, and as for the rest? I sneaked in a small slice or two, but E pretty much wolfed the lot down that evening.

Always a good sign.



13 comments:

  1. this looks delicious! surely courgette is more forgiving than chocolate...that's what I will tell myself :)

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    1. absolutely. i mean, it's green! x

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  2. Two [eggplants] totally negate everything bad ;] (I don't know why we call them eggplants in the US...so weird haha). This looks so amazing though. I've never actually tried a cake with veggies in it beyond carrot cake. Whenever I get to London you'll have to make me some! :] I'll give you tons of excuses to bake teehee.

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    1. wait... i thought eggplants=aubergines, zucchini=courgettes?! that's what you meant right? i hope i haven't been zrong my entire life...!! x

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    2. Omg you are SO SO RIGHT. I totally meant to say zucchini...I mean the picture is clearly zucchini haha. It's so weird when you're thinking one thing and write another...what is going on with me. Hahaha.

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  3. Oh my that looks delicious. Good on you for making it healthier yet still looking like something you'd feel guilty about after eating :)

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    1. thanks Kelven! it's all about balance ;) x

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  4. This is seriously to be made;-) Looks tasty and raised so well (something I m usually the most jealous of;))! And just for an inspiration, one with zucchinis I made some time ago and it was really good: http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2004/04/chocolate_zucchini_cake.php with just one modification, I put some roasted hazlnuts over the top (before putting it in the oven).

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    1. ahh thank you for this recipe!! looks seriously delicious, bookmarked! x

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  5. that looks delicious! When I first moved into my apartment, the unit below was a Bundt Cake bakery so I had them all the time, but they've since gone out of business so I might try my hand at making my own! thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  6. Looks amazing! I'm majorly craving a slice of afternoon cake now, especially one with a lovely glaze like this!

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  7. Wahh? Courgette?

    This sounds SO intriguing! xx

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  8. looks so delicious! i never heard of courgette. so glad to come across this cake! i'm experiencing more with baking now. must look more into this!

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