A very good cake

I suppose I should be one of those women who love Nigella, but I'm really more of a Nigel fan. Nigel Slater's love of simple food, natural ingredients and eating with the seasons is much more up my street.
So here I share with you just about the nicest cake I have made in ages.

Courgette Cake
Serves 8

200g butter
200g golden caster sugar
2 free range eggs
150g courgettes (about 2 small ones)
A small apple
200g plain flour
A large pinch of salt
Half teaspoon baking powder
Half teaspoon cinnamon
60g walnuts
80g sultanas

Set the oven to 180C / gas mark 4.
Line a loaf tin measuring 20cm x 12cm x 9cm deep.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat the eggs and mix them in, one at a time.
Coarsely grate the courgette and the apple. Wring them out with your fist to remove any excess moisture.
Then add to the mixture.
Gently fold in the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
Stir in the nuts and fruit.
Transfer to the tin and cook for 60-65 minutes.
Allow to cool in the tim before turning out.


Vera Amos said…
I have heard that this is really tasty, looks delicious. N x
Unknown said…
Cake and part of your five a day! Life doesn't get much better than this.

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