Vegan Lemon and Courgette Cake

Vegan Lemon and Courgette Cake

Lemon and Courgette Cake..

We have been testing and trying out some new cake recipes at WearActive. Our desire is to provide as many vegan options as possible for our guests and this Lemon and Courgette passed the test. We tried out this cake on a group of friends before the Summer season started. We were rewarded with silence, slow nodding, followed by a smile. We take that as a sign of a good afternoon cake. Who would have thought that adding a vegetable to a cake would make so many people happy!

Vegan Lemon and Courgette Cake
Vegan Lemon and Courgette Cake

Vegan Lemon and Courgette Cake


Dry Ingredients

240g flour, we use a combination of plain and wholemeal

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

½ tsp vanilla paste

A pinch of salt

75 g roughly crushed walnuts

Wet Ingredients

120g brown sugar

3 flax eggs (combine 3 tbsp ground flax seeds with 9 tbsp water and allow to rest for 5 minutes)

125 ml plant based milk

80 ml olive oil

60 ml Agave syrup

80 ml lemon juice

zest of 2 lemons

225g grated courgette

Lemon and cashew frosting

130g cashew nuts, soaked in water for a minimum of 4 hours

60 ml lemon juice

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp Agave syrup

½ teaspoon vanilla paste



Pre-heat your oven to180ºC, and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine all the wet ingredients except for the courgette, in another bowl. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and fold until perfectly combined. Gently fold in the grated courgette into the cake batter, little by little. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes and an  additional 10 minutes covered in a sheet of foil. Allow to cool before adding the frosting. 

Lemon and Cashew Frosting

Rinse and drain the soaked cashews, then combine all the ingredients into a blender until smooth. Smoother the top of the cake and add some lemon slices, lemon zest, walnut and grated courgette for decoration. 

Vegan Lemon and Courgette Cake
Vegan Lemon and Courgette Cake

Hope you enjoy it as much as our friends did! We are always looking to share recipes. If you have a cake recipe that you believe is a perfect afternoon cake option for us and our guests on Vis Island or in Austria, at MoaAlm, then please send us details. We also have a Carrot Cake recipe that is hugely popular with our guests.

If you make this cake, please take a picture and share with us on Instagram or Facebook and add the hashtag #relaxinglyactive

Happy Baking!