My Courgette, Pistachio & Lime Cake Recipe

My Courgette, Pistachio & Lime Cake Recipe

I must admit, in the past I didn’t always have the best luck when it came to baking, but recently my baking creations have been getting better and better! I love to get a little bit experimental – who remembers the oat milk latte cake?!?! But I’ve realised that there’s only so far you can push a cake recipe before it comes a complete disaster. Luckily, my Courgette, Pistachio and Lime cake is a success every time, and if you have any icing left, a good dollop of that served on the side is a real treat.

I make mine usually in our Thermomix, but you can just as easily make it by hand. Read on for one of my most successful recipes to date – everyone said it tasted utterly delicious!




1 large courgette

120g roasted pistachios

Zest & juice of 1 lime

60g olive oil

120g natural yoghurt

3 eggs

120g brown sugar

160g plain flour

160g self raising flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt


1 tub Cocos Organic plant based creamy spread

A handful of additional chopped pistachios



Preheat your oven to 180C & grease and line a loaf tin


Add all of the batter ingredients (except for the pistachios and courgette) to a large mixing bowl / the bowl of your mixer and use a spatula to mix until combined


Chop your pistachios to your preferred size and add them to the mix


Grate your courgette and add to the mix, stir until just combined


Pour the mix into your prepared tin and bake for 45 mins, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean


Allow to cool slightly, turn out onto a cooling rack, allow to cool completely and then spread your Cocos Organic creamy spread over the cake, and sprinkle with the additional chopped pistachios


*  If you have a Thermomix, you can use it to make the entire cake mix *