For more details about the recipe and courgette cake in general, see the section below the recipe card (or use the ‘Contents’ section to help you navigate to your question.) Vegan Courgette Cake Recipe Video Ingredients for Courgette Cake Explained Courgette: as courgettes are around 95% water, they bring some liquid to the batter which helps the ingredients to combine, sugar to dissolve, and form a liquid batter which we can pour. Too much water in a cake batter leads to a dense, gummy texture so we first have to grate and then salt & squeeze the courgette to remove as much liquid as possible before it can be incorporated into the cake. Salt: in baking, salt generally enhances flavour and also strengthens gluten providing a more stable structure to allow the cake to rise. Here, we’ve also used the ability of salt to draw water towards itself to help us remove as much liquid as possible from the courgette. Granulated sugar: provides a sweet flavour and makes the cake tender & provides some bulk. It also helps with browning of the cake. As we combine the sugar with the liquid ingredients first, this helps it to start dissolving which […]
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