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  • Allotment Cake Recipe

    26 March 2020

    Makes 12 portions

    Prep time – 2 hours

    Equipment – 23cm round deep cake tin, 12 slice cake divider


    • 125g courgettes, peeled and grated
    • 125g parsnip, peeled and grated
    • 125g beetroot, peeled and grated
    • 2 eggs
    • 280g caster sugar
    • 240ml sunflower oil
    • 375g plain flour
    • 6g salt
    • 5g bicarbonate of soda
    • 3g baking powder
    • 8g ground cinnamon
    • 4g lemon zest


    • 375g fondant icing
    • 60g beetroot, peeled and
      finely grated


    • Oven 170C.
    • Mix grated vegetables and set aside for later.
    • Whisk egg and sugar and slowly add oil to emulsify.
    • Sieve dry ingredients and fold into the egg mixture. Add grated vegetables followed by lemon zest and mix well to combine.
    • Pour mixture into a greased and lined 23cm cake tin and bake for 1 hour and 30 mins or until cooked.
    • Allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool fully.
    • To glaze, melt fondant icing in the microwave with a little water, for 10 seconds at low power until liquid, add beetroot and stir gently to combine and pour liberally over cooled cake. Leave to set.

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