This, dear readers, is a cake. Made with cucumber. Yes, cucumber! And it was really rather tasty, with a texture something like a steamed pudding. Yum yum.
Having been given several home grown cucumbers by various friends and family members, I started looking for new and interesting ways to eat them. I ended up at veggiedesserts.co.uk, which is a website dedicated to cake and dessert recipes including vegetables. There were a few cucumber recipes to choose from, but we decided to go with the Cucumber and Lemon Cake with Elderflower Icing. My version is considerably less green than the picture on the website because the skins on my home grown English cucumbers were super prickly so I peeled them. If (like us) you are adapting the recipe to use gluten free flour, then be sure to add a couple of tablespoons of milk or non-dairy milk to the recipe, which you can find here: http://veggiedesserts.co.uk/cucumber-and-lemon-cake-with-elderflower-icing/
I’m looking forward to trying out more vegetable-containing cakes and puds :-)