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Courgette, lime & chocolate chip loaf cake
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Makes: 1 loaf (10 slices)
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
125g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
125g light brown muscovado sugar
3 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs, beaten
Finely grate zest and juice of 1 lime
250g courgettes, trimmed and coarsely grated
100g Cooks’ Homebaking Dark Chocolate Curls
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Beat the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until creamy.
2. Beat in the eggs a tablespoon at a time, followed by the lime zest. Fold in the sifted flour mixture, grated courgettes and the lime juice. Fold in the chocolate curls.
3. Spoon the mixture into a greased and base-lined 900g loaf tin and level the surface. Bake for 45-50 minutes until well risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
4. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Remove the paper and leave to cool. Serve in slices.
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