Carrot and courgette cakes

Despite having been brought up with only parve cakes, I love baking with butter! Such a different taste to vegetable margarines and they feel very luxurious.

But for parve cakes it’s always nice to find recipes that don’t use butter or milk so you don’t have to substitute and they taste as they were meant to!

So here are two I’ve discovered recently…

A yummy Venetian carrot cake by Nigella with ground almonds and olive oil. Looks flat and dense but actually quite delicious. Also good for pesach as no flour!

I’ve had a slight obsession with courgette cake since living in Edinburgh and always tried very wholesome recipes that were too stodgy. Until I discovered this great David Leibovitz courgette cake – made all the better with lemon icing.

mmmmmmmm!

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