03/10/2013 16:06 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

How To Make Courgette And Pistachio Cakes, By Pomp De Franc

Love cupcakes? You HAVE to try your hand at making these courgette and pistachio numbers dreamed up by Pomp De Franc. 1) They're mint green and everyone knows mint is the colour of classy good times. 2) They're ridiculously yummy AND contain vegetables which means they're somewhere on the healthy spectrum. 3) They're really easy to make and the ingredients list doesn't cost a fortune. Apart from all of this, they make the perfect accompaniment to a glass of Prosecco or a cup of tea and some friends. Perfect for hen dos, baby showers and girls' nights in. Happy baking!


Ingredients for section one
111 ml Sunflower oil
132g granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Ingredients for section two
24g shelled and chopped pistachios
36g ground almonds
1tsp allspice
1tsp ground ginger
2tspn cinnamon
1tsp salt Ingredients for section three 12; tsp bicarbonate soda
120g self raising flour
40g plain flour

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Beat ingredients from section one together on high speed until thick.
Stir in ingredients from section two.
In a separate bowl mix flours and bicarbonate soda. Sift into mixture and then stir into mixture until just combined.
Spoon into cupcake cakes and place in oven.

Ingredients and instructions for cream cheese icing
125g Unsalted butter, softened
125g full-fat cream cheese
275g icing sugar

Make sure butter is soft, then, using a whisk or electric mixer beat with cream cheese until smooth and light.
Stir in the icing sugar with a spook until it comes together and then whisk briefly until light and smooth.
Pipe or spoon onto cooled cupcakes.

Ingredients and instructions for edible paper fans 2 A4 sheets rice paper
Edible green spray paint Spray both sheets with the edible spray paint.
Cut A4 piece into 4 width way pieces.
Hold all pieces together and cut a curved edge down long side of paper.
Concertina paper and dip edges in white chocolate.
Stand in icing on top of cake.

Pomp de Franc is currently holding experimental cake classes on Saturdays at their East London studio. Each class is two-three hours and students can choose between creating cakes that look like sushi or making a bespoke box of eight cupcakes. For more information, visit Pomp de Franc.