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Monday, August 23, 2010

WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE HUMONGOUS ZUCCHINI

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Zucchini Cake – 2 versions


Cake with caramel frosting


Bars with powdered sugar topping








































Recipe for one cake


Ingredients:
2 cups finely chopped zucchini (I do this in the food processor)
2 cups flour (I use ½ whole wheat, ½ all-purpose)
1 ¼ cups sugar
1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
½ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:
Put the chopped zucchini and raisins in a mixing bowl and add all the dry ingredients. Mix this with a mixer, just until well combined. Add the oil, eggs and vanilla and beat well, scraping down the sides.
Pour into a pan sprayed with cooking spray and bake @ 350° (40 minutes for a jellyroll pan) (45 minutes for a 13x9 pan) or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and add your choice of topping.

Now, on to the 2 versions.

If you use a jellyroll pan, you will have zucchini bars. These I sprinkled powdered sugar on as a topping. This is the way Gary likes it.
If you use a 13x9 pan you have a cake. On this one I spread it with Caramel frosting. OOO…yummy! This is the way I liked it.
These also taste great with cream cheese frosting on either the bars or the cake.

Caramel Frosting Recipe



Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar (packed)
¼ cup milk
¼ cup butter
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

Directions:
Combine brown sugar, milk, butter and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and cool. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and beat til thickened. 





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3 comments:

  1. Well I'm sending this link home, lemme tell ya!

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  2. Hi! I'm following back on your comment you left me at dotdotdothis.blogspot.com!
    Anyway, it's really simple, just paint on the glaze with a brush and wipe it right off with an old shirt or rag! Make sure you do little sections so it doesn't dry before you try and wipe it! That's pretty much it! Let me know if you have any other Q's! Thanks!
    Tasha
    www.dotdotdotthis.blogspot.com

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  3. I have a huge zucchini I need to use ASAP. I used party in a casserole the ot5her day, so it will go bad if I don't get it used. THIS is IT! Thanks AGAIN for sharing!! ;D

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