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Sweet and Delicious Zucchini Cake Recipe

Updated on July 10, 2016
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Zucchini [Courgettes to the English] are a wonderfully versatile vegetable. Mild-flavored and pleasant, they can be used in everything from savory soups and stir fries, to desserts.

This moist, sweet zucchini loaf is the perfect breakfast food, or for a light snack. I like to bake it every time I have extra zucchini [which is often, in the summertime].

It is an easy vegetable to grow, simple to cook, low in calories, and an excellent natural source of Vitamin A.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 3 cups zucchini, grated
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped [optional]

Instructions

  1. Grate 3 cups of zucchini. Place in a large bowl. Add oil, sugar, and eggs.
  2. In a second bowl, mix together the salt, baking powder, flour, and [if desired] nuts.
  3. Combine the two mixtures and stir until smooth.
  4. Grease a large bread tin, and pour the mix in. Cook in a 300F oven for about an hour, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven, allow to cool, slice and serve.

Step 1

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Grate 3 cups worth of zucchini into a large bowl - I like to use the large side of the grater for this. Add 3/4 cup oil, 1 1/3 cups sugar, and 4 eggs. Stir it all together.

Step 2

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In a second bowl, sift together 1 teaspoon salt, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 2 cups flour, and [if desired] add 1 cup chopped nuts. Walnuts and pecans both work well [I didn't have any on hand when I put this recipe together, but it's tasty without them too!]

Step 3

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Combine the two mixtures, stirring until there are no lumps of dry flour left, and the batter seems smooth. Be sure to remember to scrape the sides of the bowl!

Step 4

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Pour into a large greased loaf tin, and place in a preheated 300F oven. Bake for around an hour, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. The top should be a deep golden brown, and split open to reveal a glimpse of the green zucchini bread center within.

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Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a while. Slice and enjoy!

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      Krissa Klein 3 years ago from California

      EatCookReview, I hope you tried it and enjoyed it - it's one of my favorite things to do with zucchini.

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      Krissa Klein 3 years ago from California

      ChitrangadaSharan, you can even add zucchini to cakes and cobblers too- it's a very versatile vegetable!

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      Chantele and Julie 4 years ago from Wales

      Ive never tried Zucchini Bread but I love Zucchini so I might try this out some day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nice preparation! I never thought Zucchini can be combined in a bread recipe. Innovative and I am going to try this out.

      Thanks for sharing the details!