Prep time:

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Total time:

Serves: 8

250g Self Raising Flour

250g Caster Sugar

200ml Vegetable Oil

200g Courgettes, finely grated

1tsp Vanilla Extract

3 Large Eggs

100g Plump Sultanas (optional)

Grated Zest of Lime

Lime Curd Filling

100g Cream Cheese

50g Softened Butter

Juice of 1/2 Lime

150g Icing Sugar

Pistachios to decorate

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

2 Limes, juice and grated zest

150g Unsalted Butter

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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  • pictures: David Merewether

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