Sound a bit weird to you? - well don't knock it till you try it! Just like carrot works in a cake, the understated courgette works just as well, leaving a moist yet fluffy wholesome rustic cake consistency.
This is the perfect cake to eat at the moment as courgettes are in season.
During a recent holiday to visit my family in Cornwall, my mum had made a courgette cake which everyone loved, however unable to eat it as it having egg in, motivated me to try to create my own version omitting the egg and using non-gluten ingredients.
My parents went mad with planting seeds in their poly-tunnel this year so surprise surprise I got loaded off with a batch of courgettes on return home after visiting.
I used homemade applesauce as an egg substitute to help bind the cake mixture together and create its fluffy consistency. You can use shop bought applesauce or homemade - I had some fresh picked apples so simply peeled, chopped and boiled on the hob with a drizzle of maple syrup - bish bash bosh. Also through a combination of gluten free flours, coconut sugar and of course courgette the result is a gluten free, refined sugar free and all round scrummy loaf.
Enjoy all to yourself or slice it up and have some mini-slices to share!