Prep time:

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Total time:

Serves: 8


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250g Self Raising Flour


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250g Caster Sugar


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200ml Vegetable Oil


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200g Courgettes, finely grated


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1tsp Vanilla Extract


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3 Large Eggs


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100g Plump Sultanas (optional)


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Grated Zest of Lime


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Lime Curd Filling


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100g Cream Cheese


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50g Softened Butter


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Juice of 1/2 Lime


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150g Icing Sugar


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Pistachios to decorate


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Medium Sized Eggs (use 1 whole, 2 yolk only)


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2 Limes, juice and grated zest


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150g Unsalted Butter


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250g Caster Sugar

Peel the courgettes (or you could use a yellow variety) if you don’t want the cake to be green. I like the colour – it goes so nicely with the pistachios on the top of the cake, but understand that green cake could be off-putting.

For the lime curd (makes around 1lb):

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