Lime, Courgette & Pistachio Layer Cake

12 people
00h 45
00h 45

This delicous Lime, Courgette & Pistachio Layer Cake is our favourite healthy alternative to traditional cakes. Treat yourself to this scrumptious dessert without the guilt!

Ingredients and Method


  • For the sponge
  • 500g wholemeal flour
  • 500g sugar
  • 330g vegan margarine (margarine)
  • 330g soya yoghurt (Greek yoghurt)
  • 330g soya milk (skimmed milk)
  • 600g courgette
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • For the filling
  • 350g silken tofu
  • 600g vegan cream cheese (light cream cheese)
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • Lime curd


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C then grease and line three 22cm cake tins.
  2. Beat the sugar and margarine together. When pale and fluffy, add the soya milk and yoghurt, and mix well.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and gently mix until just before completely combined, then fold in courgette and lime zest.
  4. Spoon the mixture between the three cake tins then bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning onto wire cooling rack.
  5. While the sponge cools, mix together the cream cheese and tofu with the icing sugar, lime juice and zest, until smooth.
  6. When the sponges have completely cooled, layer the cream cheese onto the first sponge and then top with the lime curd and a sprinkle of pistachio.
  7. Repeat this for the second layer, finish the top of the cake with cream cheese and a sprinkle of pistachio.
  8. Store in a Mason Cash Cake Tin.

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