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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Zucchini Cake

Have you ever had a ton of zucchini and you don't know what to do with it?????

Last week I was at the veggie store and they had zucchini on for 6 for a buck.......so I bought some. Then a couple of days ago I was at the same store and the zucchini were the same price. Me being always in a rush and hurry.....who knows why???? Totally forgot that I had buried someplace in my refrigerature those darn zucchini's from last week. Also we went south over the border to Buffalo shopping for a few days..........so I guess over the excitement I forgot I had bought the first bunch :-(
So what to do with all those zucchini's...........then I came across this recipe that I had copied off a Foodie Board that I'm on from a fellow foodie going by the name of 'Chefbear'. She states that it is plain but goooood! She's right it is moist and delicious.
As you can see I have no picture of a whole cake because as soon as it cooled down and I wasn't home my husband and daughter had dug right into it.
Can you see the green flecks of zucchini in the cake.

Zucchini Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1 cup veggie oil
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 cups zucchini, grated, unpeeled
1 cup chopped walnuts, (optional)
1 cup raisins, (optional)
Combine all ingredients together in the order listed with the zucchini last. (Then add walnuts and raisins if using.)
The batter will be dry...............until the zucchini is added.
Pour into greased and floured pans and bake 50 - 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. (I use a wooden kabob stick, I find it reaches the bottom better).
*****I didn't add any nuts or raisins because I didn't have any at the moment and didn't want to venture out to the store due to the extreme heat and hunidity out of my 'cold' house.
but............I did sprinkle some cofectioners sugar (icing sugar in Canada).
*****Makes 1 large loaf OR 4 smaller loaves OR 1 bundt pan
Stil have more zucchini's left so today I'm making Zucchini Pancakes, Turkish style which they call Mucver.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!!!!!!


  1. My family loves Zucchini chocolate cake. I wonder how nutritious it is?

  2. Hi Irene.......not sure how nutritious this cake is but it is tasty. Have a great weekend!

  3. Another fun recipe I'd love to try! Thanks, Erica :)