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   Sorry to everyone who dislikes the word moist but this cake is soooo moist and chocolatey it would be a crime not to mention it. Courgette not only helps to bind everything together but adds nutrition and illuminates the need for any oil. I like to add good quality protein powder because I feel that it gives a loaf a good body and structure. My go to is always a pea protein but using brown rice flour is a good option too. 

   I usually use soy or coconut yoghurt in baking. Soy yoghurt is usually a lot cheaper and coconut will lead to a slightly richer loaf so choose what is better for you:)

  Overall this cake has a deep chocolate flavour, melting in your mouth chocolate chips and crunchy hazelnuts! So good especially topped with whipped coconut cream and berries. Everything is better with berries…;)

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Chocolate courgette cake

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 200 grams courgette grated
  • 100 grams plant based yogurt
  • 50 grams nut butter
  • 1 flax egg
  • 120 grams almond flour
  • 70 grams protein powder can substitute for brown rice flour
  • 30 grams cacao powder
  • 50 grams coconut sugar
  • 50 grams chopped hazelnuts
  • 50 grams chopped chocolate optional
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Place first four ingredients in the food processor and blend till completely smooth. Add next five and pulse just till they are incorporated.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • By hand stir in chopped hazelnuts and chocolate and baking soda with apple cider. Everything should be well incorporated but make sure to don’t overmix it.
  • Place in lined with baking parchment mold and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean

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