It's a wonderful cake to bake and eat. You may not want to share it!


Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 50 mins Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 8
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


I never used to bake because it required the discipline of following a recipe and I’m not that kind of gal.
But I’ve realised that as long as there are equal quantities of butter, sugar and flour, I can play around a little. Use half flour & half ground almonds. Add fruit, carrots or courgettes. Lemon, orange zest and juice to boost flavour.
I’m mixing it up and having fun. This one was so good my guests asked if they could take some home - the ultimate compliment♥️
This cake will keep in the fridge for a few days. You can also freeze it and take it out in smaller portions to enjoy, but I doubt it will hang around that long! 


Dry Ingredients

Wet ingredients

Other ingredients


  1. Heat the oven to 180c. Line a 6 inch tin with paper.
    Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
    In a separate bowl, beat the eggs oil and sugar, till smooth.
    Stir in the kefir/yoghurt, vanilla and lemon
  2. Fold in the dry ingredients. Finally fold in the courgette and pistachios (reserve a few pistachios to scatter on the top of the mix)
    Put the mix into the tin. Add the reserved pistachios on top. Bake for 50 mins until skewer is clean.
    Take out from the oven, let it cool. 
    Decorate and dust with icing sugar and a few more toasted pistachios and slices of lemon
    Enjoy !
Keywords: cake, courgette cake, lemon, pistachio cake
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  1. This cake looks lovely so I was going to make it today. The only problem was that when it mentioned eggs they are not listed in the ingredients so I don’t know how many to use? Please could you let me know. Thank you 😊

    1. Hi Thanks so much for trying out my recipes! Really appreciate you pointing out my omission, too much hast clearly or the cake wen tot my head!! its 2 large or 3 medium eggs. Ive added to the recipe.
      Do try it and let me know how you got on? and tag me in a picture on Instagram if you can!!

  2. Thank you so much for letting me know. I do intend to make it but decided to go out this afternoon after being stuck in for the past few days due to the horrible weather!

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