Sunday, July 21, 2013

Zucchini Cake

The garden is really producing. We have tomatoes, okra, beans, onions, cucumbers, and zucchini right now. We have already enjoyed lettuce, sugar snap peas, carrots, rhubarb, kale, and cherries. We've discovered diatomaceous earth as an effective non-toxic pesticide for squash bugs. Until this year, we would get a few zucchini and then the plants would be so overcome with squash bugs we would have to rip them out. So far so good this year. Diatomaceous earth is fossilized plant material that basically tears up the bugs' insides. It is harmless to mammals and it is pretty cheap. We found some at a local home store near the other pesticides. We just love zucchini around here. We have both the yellow and green varieties. We eat it grilled,saut├ęd, in casseroles, breads, and {my personal fave} in cakes. I made a chocolate frosting for this one, but cream cheese frosting is equally delicious! Enjoy!

Zucchini Cake

3c. grated zucchini

3c. sugar

1c. oil

4 eggs

3c. flour (can add 1/3c. more if it seems too moist)

1/2t. salt

1 1/2t. cinnamon

2t. baking soda

Mix oil, sugar and eggs until well blended. Mix in zucchini. In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Gradually add to wet mixture until well blended. Pour into greased and floured 13 x 9" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes until it tests done with toothpick. Frost with your favorite chocolate or cream cheese icing recipe.


Kar said...

Sound so yummy! Hopefully my plants will do well and I can try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

myletterstoemily said...

ok, that has got to be a cake that
is GOOD for ya.

Darcie said...

LOVE chocolate zucchini cake!!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

It is definitely zucchini time of year. And cucumber time, too. My friend keeps giving me veggies from her farm garden, and I'm struggling to come up with enough things to do with all of it. I have veggie soup in the refrigerator and in the freezer, I have made several chocolate zucchini cakes (there is a half eaten one in the kitchen as we speak) , I could eat cucumber salad for breakfast lunch and dinner.... (In fact I did do that the other day, simply because we have so many.) What a good problem to have... too much food. And then I think of those who don't have enough. If there was only a way to get all these cucumbers to them.

GardenOfDaisies said...

PS- Your zucchini cake looks delicious, too.


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