Carrot, Courgette & Orange Cake – I Love Cake

I Love Cake

I Love Cake – Cakes Containing Vegetables

Courgette, Carrot & Orange Cake

100g grated carrot (peeled first)
100g grated courgette (peeled first)
250g self raising flour
250g unsalted butter at room temperature
200g demera sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1- 2 tsp mixed spice (depending how much flavour you like)
1 tbsp marmalade
a batch of vanilla buttercream (I have cheated and used Betty Crockers)
*pre heat the oven to 180oC or 160C or fan oven
*grease and line two sandwich tins
*cream together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy
*add all of the remaining ingredients bar the grated vegetables, and beat well to mix it all together
*fold in the carrot and courgette
*put the cake mix into the 2 tins – I found that there was a little bit too much cake mix so I kept some back and made 8 little cupcakes aswell
*bake cakes for 20-25 minutes (or until knife comes out clean)
Once cooled, sandwich the 2 sponges together with a layer of buttercream and there you have it a mixed vegetable cake!!

I had never made this version of a carrot cake before and have never incorporated courgette into a cake before, BUT I have to say it has a really nice flavour and you wouldn’t know what it contained inside!! I did grate the carrot and courgette very finely which I guess you don’t have to do if you wanted more texture. The original recipe I borrowed for this (BBC Good Food Website) did not use marmalade and didn’t sandwich the sponge together either but I like to pimp my cakes somewhat according to what I have in the kitchen cupboards!!
So what cakes containing vegetables did you come up with? 
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