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COURGETTE LOAF with lime cream cheese icing


Preheat oven to 175 degrees and line a deep loaf tin with baking paper.

Grate the courgettes and squeeze out the excess liquid from the courgettes using your hands or squeezing through a clean cloth.

In a large bowl beat together the sugar, eggs and oil.

Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and lime zest. Mix well.

Gently fold the grated courgettes through the mixture.

Transfer the mixture to the loaf tin. Cook for 50-60 minutes. Use a knife or skewer to check it is cooked. If the knife runs clean the loaf is cooked. Set aside to cool.

Cream cheese icing

In a bowl beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Sift in the icing sugar and beat until combined. Mix through the zest of one lime.

Once the cake has completely cooled. Spread the icing over the top of the cake & sprinkle on the pistachios.

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Serving Size: 80g Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  44.8 Kj 56.0 Kj
Protein 1.4 g 1.8 g
Fat, total 0.2 g 0.2 g
– saturated 0.0 g 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.5 g 0.6 g
– sugars 0.5 g 0.6 g
Dietary fibre 0.9 g 1.1 g
Sodium 0.0 mg 0.0 mg
Vitamin C 8.8 mg (22% RDI*) 11 mg
Potassium 296 mg 370 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

timer Total time 85 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 25 mins timer Cook time 50-60 mins people Serving 8 people info_outline Difficulty Easy
  • 250g LeaderBrand Courgettes
  • 250g light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 250ml canola oil
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Zest 1 lime

For the icing

  • 130g cream cheese
  • 260g icing sugar
  • 50g butter
  • Zest 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachio