Published On: Thu, Mar 14th, 2019

Squidgy carrot and courgette mini loaves

Packed lunches just got significantly more exciting with these carrot and courgette mini loaves!

Perfect for bake sales, packed lunches, and even just as a treat on the go, these carrot and courgette mini loaves are a sweet treat that’s not to be missed.

Cute and practical in their individual loaves, these carrot and courgette cakes from Lakeland are also super-easy to bake. Take a look at the recipe below, and get making!

carrot and courgette mini loaves

Squidgy carrot and courgette mini loaves

Servings 12 mini loaves
Author Lakeland


For the loaves:

  • 110 g butter melted
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 large free-range eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey vanilla extract
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g light muscovado sugar
  • 100 g carrots peeled and grated
  • 100 g courgettes grated

For the icing:

  • 80 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • finely grated orange zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease the holes of a Lakeland Bakeware 12-hole loose-based mini loaf tin with a little of the melted butter. 

  2. Add the orange juice, beaten eggs and vanilla extract to the remaining melted butter, stirring to mix. 

  3. Sift the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar, carrots and courgettes. Add the melted butter mixture and stir together well, but do not beat or overmix. 

  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean. Cool in the tins for 15 minutes, then turn out carefully. Cool completely on a wire rack. 

  5. Mix together the icing sugar and orange juice. Drizzle over the cooled cakes, then scatter a little orange zest on top.

Fancy seeing some more courgette recipes? Take a look here!

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