Courgette, lemon & thyme cake

Garden glut cake recipes

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

15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Inspired by the allotment, this fragrant, modern bake makes the most of a late-summer courgette crop

2 hrs and 35 mins
A challenge
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
More effort
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1,121 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Forget the carrot cake, this light, moist courgette cake is packed with flavour and it goes perfectly with a cup of tea

1 hr
Easy
11 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Using grated marrow in this homely cake gives it a great texture- top with cream cheese frosting

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This cake uses a few shortcuts but the final result is a deliciously impressive dulce de leche and pumpkin spice-filled sponge

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
79 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Turn a garden glut into something amazing with this delicious, moist cake and freeze one for later too

45 mins
Easy
162 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
192 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

The winner of Good Food's 20th birthday cake competition, we think this is the new carrot cake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
160 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A novel way to use up root vegetables is to bake up a sweet, moist sponge with citrus flavours

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
56 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Lovers of ginger cake and carrot cake should enjoy this one. It mellows and improves over a couple of days

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
52 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use grated pumpkin or butternut squash for these gorgeous, spiced cupcakes

40 mins
Easy
111 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

This luscious cake is lemony and light, with an extra citrus kick from the lemon syrup drizzle

1 hr
Easy
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use up your Halloween pumpkin leftovers in this dense, sticky loaf cake which pairs the sweet earthiness of squash with warming ginger

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this 'glut and nut' cake, made with excess courgettes and apples, with a cup of tea

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
62 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use up a garden glut in this sweet, spiced sponge loaf - the hidden veg keeps it moist and walnuts add crunch

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
87 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Beetroot is actually very sweet and keeps this rich chocolate loaf wonderfully moist

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
117 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Grated courgette gives this cake a lovely moist texture - a great way to use up a glut from your garden

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
184 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Who can resist a slice of moist, frosting-topped carrot cake with a warming cuppa?

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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