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Morello Cherry and Lime Courgette Cake

Makes: Three tier 8-inch Round Cake          Serves: 12-15Course: DessertCategory: CakesMachine: MixerTotal time (min.): 80
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A sweet way to use courgettes. Perfect for any celebration.


For the cake 

For the frosting 

To Finish


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C
  2. Assemble the processor bowl, attach to the drive shaft.
  3. Fit the small drive shaft to the main shaft.
  4. Fit the express serve bowl onto the processor bowl, ensure the slinger plate is fitted.
  5. Fit the fine grating disc to the Express Serve attachment, fit the lid.
  6. Place a large mixing bowl beneath the Express Serve outlet, line the bowl with the muslin cloth.
  7. Select medium speed
  8. Add a courgette into the feed tube, use the pusher to feed the vegetable into the grating disc
  9. Grate all of the courgette
  10. Gather up the edges of the muslin cloth containing the grated courgette, tightly twist the cloth, squeezing the excess liquid into the large mixing bowl.
  11. Discard the liquid.
  12. Remove the Express Serve attachment.
  13. Fit the knife tool to the processor bowl.
  14. Weigh the caster sugar into the food processor bowl
  15. Tare the scales and weigh in the sunflower oil
  16. Add the lime zest and fit the lid
  17. Select medium speed and process for 1 minute to combine.
  18. Add the flour, baking powder, eggs, vanilla, lime juice, salt, lemon thyme
  19. Select medium speed and process for 1 minute to combine.
  20. Add cherries and grate courgette into the processor bowl.
  21. Use the pulse function in short bursts to combine.
  22. Divide the mixture between the tins.
  23. Bake for 30-35 minutes until light golden brown
  24. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tins for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool.
  25. Clean the processor bowl and add the dual metal whisk.
  26. Add the unsalted butter into the processor bowl.
  27. Process on high speed for 30 seconds
  28. Add the mascarpone, icing sugar, lime zest, lime juice, vanilla into the processor bowl.
  29. Select high speed for 1 minute, or until combined.
  30. Assemble the cake with the mascarpone frosting.
  31. Decorate with mini meringues, chopped pistachios, chopped cherries and lime zest.

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