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Everything You Need To Know About Vegan Courgette Cakes

by Fabian Jackson

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Substituting ingredients in free-from cakes can prove tricky in terms of flavour and texture, but not least of all the food science that means your cake will rise, bake and stay together. Could courgette cakes be the answer? 

In traditional baking, everything has its role; from the gluten in the flour to the emulsifier and rising agent. When allergies and dietary requirements come into play the chemical changes that your batter undergoes needs to be reconsidered.

The best vegan courgette cake recipes

Enter these very clever plant-based bakers.

Vegan courgette cake

a loaf cake

Photo credit: Domestic Gothess

This simple recipe for a plant-based courgette cake comes from one of our favourite bloggers, Domestic Gothess. 

‘It is a perfect light, teatime cake that isn't overly sweet so it is great for snacking, or even for breakfast! The courgette keeps it moist so it will last well for about four days in an airtight container.’

Courgette and lime cake that’s vegan

lime courgette cake

Photo credit: By The Forkful

For a zingy, lime twist you must check out this recipe from By The Forkful. It’s the perfect summer bake and an out-of-the-box way to use up any spare courgettes that are past their best.

Vegan carrot and courgette cake

courgette carrot cake

Photo credit: Thyme & Love

Now, if you’re after a twist on the classic carrot cake then this recipe from Thyme & Love has your name on it. Our favourite component by far is the vegan cream cheese frosting!

Vegan chocolate and courgette cake

chocolate courgette cake

Photo credit: All Recipes

Now for something deep, chocolatey and (sorry) moist, this recipe from The Flexitarian is begging to be eaten. We think this one is perfect for breakfast too!

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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