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Chocolate Chip Courgette Cake (Dairyfree, Vegan)

This light and fluffy Vegan Chocolate Chip Courgette Cake is filled with a decadent dairy free chocolate coconut cream.  It's sure to impress even the toughest of critics!  Its a great flavour combination and a tasty way to use up a courgette (Zucchini) glut! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Chocolate Cream20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea
Cuisine: Seasonal British
Keyword: Egg free courgette cake, Vegan Zucchini Cake, Zucchini Cake
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Midge


  • 200 g Courgette/Zucchini grated
  • Handful of vegan baking drops (Moo Free)
  • 225 g Self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds whole
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 200 ml Dairyfree milk (coconut, soy, almond)

For the Filling

  • 1 small tin coconut cream
  • 50 g Dairyfree or dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar


For the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 170C and line a 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper or silicon baking sheet.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the Vegetable Oil and Icing sugar together until it is pale and fluffy. Stir in the grated courgettes.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the self raising flour, chia seeds and cinnamon, before pouring into the creamed mixture.
  • With the mixer on low or while stirring slowly, pour in the milk and fold until it forms a smooth batter. Be careful not to over mix at this point as you don't want the sponge to be rubbery!
  • Finally carefully fold in the chocolate chips and pour into the cake tin. Sprinkle over pearl sugar, if using and then bake!
  • Cook for around 45-50mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave it to cool completely, overnight in the fridge if possible before slicing and filling with the chocolate coconut cream!

For the Chocolate Coconut Cream:

  • Melt the dark chocolate over a low heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Whip the chilled coconut cream and icing sugar together, using a stand mixer or hand whisk, until fluffy.
  • While whisking, carefully pour in the melted chocolate. Fill the cake with the chocolate cream, put the kettle on and enjoy a large slice in the sunshine!