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    Courgette, lime & chocolate chip loaf cake

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 50 minutes to 60 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes 60 minutes 15 minutes

    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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