For the cake
Ingredients (Serves 12)
For the topping
Ingredients (Serves 12)
- Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease a square or rectangular cake tin with sunflower oil.
- Put the flour, hazelnuts, salt, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
- In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and sunflower oil and whisk briefly, then stir in the grated courgettes.
- Add the egg and courgette mixture to the flour mixture and stir all the ingredients together using a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Pour the batter into the prepared tin and spread it out evenly using a spatula.
- Bake for 35–50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool.
- For the topping, spread the jam in a thin layer over the top of the cake.
- Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie (or in the microwave), then use a palette knife to spread it thinly and evenly over the top of the cake.
- Sprinkle over the chopped pistachios and it's ready to serve.
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