Blueberry courgette cake recipe

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Blueberries and courgette baked up into delicious little summertime tea loaves!

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IngredientsServes: 12

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 250ml vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 450g caster sugar
  • 250g grated courgette
  • 375g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 325g fresh blueberries

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:50min ›Extra time:40min › Ready in:1hr45min

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease four mini-loaf tins (approximately 14.5x7.5cm, or 5 3/4 x 3 in).
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar. Fold in the courgette. Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer to the prepared mini-loaf tins.
  3. Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the centre of a loaf comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.


Before adding the blueberries to the cake mixture, first toss them in a bit of flour to coat. This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the cake.

Tin size

If you do not have mini loaf tins, you can use two 900g (2 lb) loaf tins instead. Bake at the same temperature, and increase baking time by 10 to 20 minutes.


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Made it healthier.i only used 300grams of sugar and the cake was still delicious and plenty sweet enough-22 Aug 2010

Something else.I added a shot or two of Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum. It made this awesome cake even better.-19 Apr 2010

This delightful cake recipe has given me a passion for baking. It is amazingly simple yet the results are astonishingly good. I really cannot recommend this recipe enough. My only recommendation is to make sure that the grated courgette is well squeezed to ensure that as much water is removed as possible. I weigh it after squeezing and this seems to work well. Seriously good tea loaf!-19 Apr 2010

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

You are going to love the simplicity of this recipe. Dry ingredients, check! Wet ingredients, check! Mix and bake!

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 1 x


  • 4 &frac13 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar, divided
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 5 tablespoons butter, chilled


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and place baking rack in the middle of the oven. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer or a large bowl, combine 4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 ¼ cups sugar, baking powder, and salt. Give it a quick mix.
  3. To the dry mix add milk, Greek yogurt, ½ cup of softened butter, lemon zest, eggs, and vanilla. Mix on low speed until combined and there are no visible clumps. The batter will be thick.
  4. Gently fold in blueberries with a spatula.
  5. Pour mixture into greased baking pan.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining &frac13 cup of flour and ½ cup of sugar.
  7. Cube cold butter and place inside the flour mixture. Create a fine crumble as you mix it with a fork or with your hands. Distribute crumble mixture over the batter.
  8. Bake for 50-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow cake to cool down to room temperature prior to serving.


You can make this with whole wheat flour but you must use whole wheat pastry flour. Otherwise, you will have a dense cake.
To prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom, give them a quick toss in 2 Tablespoons of flour. Coating them with flour will prevent them from sinking to the bottom.
Quick tip
: Measure all your dry and wet ingredients and place them in separate bowls. Refrigerate your wet ingredients (minus the butter, you should leave that out on the counter) and in the morning, all you have to do is quickly mix the batter, pour, sprinkle your topping and bake!


  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 239
  • Sugar: 26.8g
  • Sodium: 250.2mg
  • Fat: 10.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.5g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 48.7mg

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  • 60g cocoa powder (ensure dairy-free if needed)
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175g butter
175g golden caster sugar
200g ripe peaches
2 large eggs
175g self-raising flour
100g ground almonds
1 tsp grated orange zest
a few drops of vanilla extract
150g blueberries

Line the base of a 20cm, loose-bottomed cake tin with baking paper. Set the oven at 170C/gas mark 4.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a food mixer until pale and fluffy. Halve, stone and roughly chop the peaches. Beat the eggs lightly then add, a little at a time, to the creamed butter and sugar, pushing the mixture down the sides of the bowl from time to time with a rubber spatula. If there is any sign of curdling, stir in a tablespoon of the flour.

Mix the flour and almonds together and fold in, with the mixture at a slow speed, in two or three separate lots. Add the orange zest and vanilla, and once they are incorporated add the chopped peaches and blueberries.

Scrape the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Test with a skewer – if it comes out relatively clean, then the cake is done. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes or so in the tin, run a palette knife around the edge, then slide out on to a plate, decorating as the fancy takes you.

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  • Tossing fresh or frozen blueberries in 1 tablespoon of flour before baking helps the blueberries stay dispersed throughout the cake and not sink to the bottom.
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  • For best results, always use room temperature eggs, butter, and dairy when baking. This makes the batter come together smoothly and homogeneously.
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