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Vegan Zucchini Cake

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: cake
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Description

This Vegan Zucchini Cake is a summery snack or dessert with the moist fluffy gluten-free combo of oat and almond flour plus a creamy lemon frosting!


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Ingredients

  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal + 6 tbsp water)
  • 1 1/4 cup (300g) almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (105g) maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup (60g) coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125g) almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 2 (240g) cups oat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup (180g) almond flour
  • 1 cup (100g) shredded zucchini

Frosting

  • 1 1/4 cups (150g) raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (80g) maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Almond milk to blend

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Prepare the flax eggs and set aside to gel.
  3. Place the shredded zucchini on a paper towel to absorb excess moisture.
  4. Whisk together the almond butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax eggs, and vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the flours, baking powder, salt, and spices until no lumps remain. Add to wet ingredients and mix to combine.
  6. Fold in shredded zucchini.
  7. Transfer batter to a greased cake pan (mine was 9×9″ square).
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350ºF.
  9. Cool completely before frosting.
  10. For the frosting, drain the cashews and blend everything except the milk. Add milk slowly as necessary to achieve a super creamy thick frosting. Chill to thicken.
  11. Frost, top with chopped nuts and maybe a drizzle of caramel, slice, and eat!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 358
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 134mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 9g

Keywords: gluten free, summer, baking, frosting, cashews, oat flour, almond flour, healthy, dessert, bread