350g Self Raising Flour
2 tsp ginger
250g caster sugar
3 eggs
6 tbsp sunflour oil
Rind of 1 ½ oranges (finely grated)
Juice of 1 orange
250g courgettes (coarsely grated)
2 tsp baking powder

14 oz icing sugar
3 tbsp orange juice
Rind of ½ orange

Preheat oven to Gas 4, 180C
Grease or line a 9” cake tin
Sift flour, baking powder and ginger into a large mixing bowl
Stir in the sugar with a wood spoon
Add the eggs, oil, orange rind and juice into a separate bowl and pour over the flour mixture
Stir until well blended
Add the grated courgettes
Spoon mixture into cake tin
Bake for 45-50 mins or until skewer comes out of the cake clean
Transfer to wire rack
Cool for 5 mins
Take out of tin and leave to cool on the wire rack
For the topping, combine the icing sugar with the orange juice and rind
Spread over the top of the cake



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