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Self Raising: Fundraising and Baking

Self Raising: Fundraising and Baking

Tash Bright No Comment

Last week saw some Sheffield Futures staff donning their chef hats and baking sweet treats for our Dambuskers event that helped raise money to keep our Get on Track programme running.

The Get On Track programme is a mentoring programme led by world-class athletes and spearheaded by the Dame Kelly Trust. Aimed at young people aged between 16-25, the programme helps improve the communication, teamwork, confidence and health and well-being of the young people involved. So far 70% of young people who have taken part in Get On Track have moved into employment, education or training within five months.

The Dambuskers event, held at Dam House last Saturday, was a great success with amazing live acts, special guests, as well as outdoor BBQs, a cake sale, games and a raffle. The event raised a whopping £362.22 and to celebrate this achievement, we will be sharing one of our favourite cupcake recipes from the event, as it went down a treat! The courgette cake recipe is a Nigella Lawson original but, in my opinion, was perfected by our very own Sheffield Futures’ staff member Viky. The courgettes for the cupcakes were grown in her allotment! You can also see more pictures from the Dambuskers event below.


Courgette Cake

Cake Ingredients:

60g Raisins

50g Chopped Walnuts

250g Courgettes (weighed before grating)

2 Large Eggs

125ml Vegetable Oil

150g Caster Sugar

225g Self-Raising Flour

½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

½ tsp Baking Powder


Lemon Curd



Preheat oven to 180C / Gas Mark 4. Put the Kettle on and make yourself a cup of tea.




Pour some hot water from kettle on to the raisins to make them juicier.



Grate the courgettes and remove excess water by sieving.



Cream eggs, oil and sugar together in a bowl



Sieve in the flour, bicarb, baking powder until well combined



Stir in the courgette, drained raisins, and walnuts.




Split Mixture across 2 greased 21cm cake tins and bake for 30minutes.




Cool on a rack while making the icing.


Here are some more pictures from the Dambuskers event.

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