Courgette, lemon & thyme cake

Garden glut cake recipes

33 Recipes

Make the most of allotment veg with a cake using courgettes, parsnips, pumpkin, beetroot or the old favourite – carrot.

Courgette, lemon & thyme cake


(10 ratings)

Inspired by the allotment, this fragrant, modern bake makes the most of a late-summer courgette crop
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • A challenge

Allotment cake


(2 ratings)

Carrot meets courgette cake in this ultimate vegetable bake from Good Food reader Katie Ready - smother in cream cheese icing and finish with chopped nuts
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Carrot cake


(1092 ratings)

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Better beetroot brownies


(11 ratings)

Nutritious beetroot adds sweetness and juiciness to this healthier squidgy chocolate traybake. Swap butter for rapeseed oil to lower the saturated fat too
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Pumpkin & caramel cake


(6 ratings)

This cake uses a few shortcuts but the final result is a deliciously impressive dulce de leche and pumpkin spice-filled sponge
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Easy carrot cake


(125 ratings)

Top this classic carrot cake with moreish cream cheese icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Beetroot brownies


(151 ratings)

With around half the fat of regular brownies, these are a slightly less guilty pleasure, but still have that intense chocolate hit
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Leftover veg & orange cake


(17 ratings)

A novel way to use up root vegetables is to bake up a sweet, moist sponge with citrus flavours
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Zesty carrot & ginger loaf


(55 ratings)

Lovers of ginger cake and carrot cake should enjoy this one. It mellows and improves over a couple of days
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Pumpkin cupcakes


(50 ratings)

Use grated pumpkin or butternut squash for these gorgeous, spiced cupcakes
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Squidgy pumpkin & ginger loaf


(8 ratings)

Use up your Halloween pumpkin leftovers in this dense, sticky loaf cake which pairs the sweet earthiness of squash with warming ginger
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Pistachio, courgette & lemon cake


(23 ratings)

Big on flavour but light on texture, this easy bake is just as good packed into a tin for a picnic or served with Greek yogurt for dessert
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Carrot patch cake


(24 ratings)

Bake a simple and stunning carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for an afternoon tea or mid-morning treat. It tastes even better a day or two later
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hazelnut fruitcake


(18 ratings)

Enjoy this 'glut and nut' cake, made with excess courgettes and apples, with a cup of tea
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Courgette loaf cake


(42 ratings)

Use up a garden glut in this sweet, spiced sponge loaf - the hidden veg keeps it moist and walnuts add crunch
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Beetroot & chocolate cake


(78 ratings)

Beetroot is actually very sweet and keeps this rich chocolate loaf wonderfully moist
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate courgette cake


(110 ratings)

Grated courgette gives this cake a lovely moist texture - a great way to use up a glut from your garden
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Beetroot cake


(5 ratings)

Make the most of beetroots with this beautiful chocolate sponge cake with buttercream icing. It's perfect as a sweet treat to impress friends and family...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Coconut carrot slices


(96 ratings)

If you’re looking for a treat for afternoon tea, or something to make for a cake sale, try this crunchy-topped traybake
  • 50 mins
  • Easy


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