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    The Happy Pear courgette & lemon pound cake

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 60 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes 60 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 8 - 10


    3 tbsp Linwoods Milled Flaxseeds
    200g courgette
    Finely grated zest 1 lemon
    275g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    150ml sunflower oil
    175g maple syrup
    Lime and lemon zest, to decorate

    For the icing
    2 tbsp maple syrup
    100g Koko Dairy Free Soft Cream Cheese
    Finely grated zest 1 lemon, plus juice of 1/2


    1. Preheat the oven to 170°C, gas mark 3, and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment. Put the flaxseed in a small bowl with 9 tbsp (135ml) of cold water. Mix together and set aside to make ‘flax eggs’. Grate the courgette into a bowl and add the lemon zest. Sieve the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into another mixing bowl, then mix together leaving a well in the middle.

    2. In a separate bowl, mix the sunflower oil, maple syrup and the flax eggs together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together until all the flour is incorporated. Add the grated courgette and lemon zest and mix this right the way through until you have a smooth, uniform batter. Pour the mixture into the lined loaf tin and bake for 1 hour.

    3. Meanwhile, make the icing. Using a food processor or stick blender, add all the icing ingredients and blend until smooth, then cover and leave in the fridge to set.

    4. Remove the cake from the oven. Check that the cake is cooked through by sticking a skewer into the cake, it should slide out clean. Leave until cool enough to handle, then remove from the tin and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. Spread the chilled icing evenly over the top and decorate with a little lemon and lime zest, before serving.

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