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Simple Vegetable Cake Recipe

Updated on November 19, 2011
Simple vegetable cake for healthy eating
Simple vegetable cake for healthy eating

Are you an adventurous eater who actively seeks out foods that you have not tried before? What about vegetable cake for dessert? Before you decide whether it sounds good or nasty, think about all the health benefits from eating vegetables. Yes, they are good for your health and they do make a difference in your diet. They contain vitamins and minerals that are crucial for your health as well as helping your children grow strong and healthy.

In a recent trip to a cookout party at a friend’s house, I was inspired by the guest demonstrators how food and healthy cooking can make a difference in your life. The fact how easy it is to prepare still bothers me because I was never really concerned about it. Choice of cookware is very important as well as the selection of food. However, I am not here to write about what type of cookware that is best and safe for you.

It is hard to believe the simplest recipe can be the healthiest food if you are willing to experiment. All my life I have been cooking plain stuff and maybe not very healthy meal. Lack of creativity is the main reason for my ignorance.

A few days later I decided to try out one of the recipes they demonstrated at the cookout party. It was my new favorite vegetable cake. It didn’t take me long to prepare the mixture. It was very simple yet very healthy and believe me, you will not feel guilty after eating it. At the time of writing this article I had already eaten several pieces and still thinking of getting more. Here are the ingredients for the delicious and healthy vegetable cake:

1 whole medium size zucchini

1 whole medium size carrot

A handful of shredded cabbage

¾ of Betty Crocker French vanilla flour mix

2 eggs


1. Pre-heat the oven to 375oF (190o C).

2. In a mixing bowl, grate carrot and zucchini.

3. Add shredded cabbage, 2 eggs and ¾ Betty Crocker French vanilla flour mix.

4. Mix the ingredients until they are even.

5. Pour the mixture into 9” x 5” greased pan.

6. Bake at 375oF (190oC) for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of the cake comes out clean.

Tip: You can also try other vegetables like cucumber, potato, lettuce, celery, pumpkin, etc. Also, you can try other flour mixes besides Betty Crocker French vanilla.

If your children do not fancy eating vegetables, this could be a great way to make them eat this nutritious food. My children love chocolate and vanilla cake and the only way for me to get them eat vegetables is by camouflaging them in with their favorite food. In this case, I use chocolate cake mainly because my children won’t be able to see the mixture once the cake is cut into pieces.

Knowing how to eat healthy food can be likened to doing a chore but the fact is it doesn’t have to be that way. It will be a lot easier if you know what you are doing. Remember, vegetables are good for you only if you eat them.

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    • ma45frost profile image

      ma45frost 6 years ago from USA

      Simone: Thanks for visiting :)

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Whoah, this sounds so interesting!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      ma45frost 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks Mikerfrost

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      Mikerfrost 6 years ago

      Picture of the vege cake looks great!

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      ma45frost 6 years ago from USA

      Donna: I would love to try your squash cake :)

      AliciaC: It's very healthy. You can add some Hershey semi sweet chocolate on top to give it more taste. I finished my cake and planning to bake another one for my kids :)

      Thanks for visiting.

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      Donna Sundblad 6 years ago from Georgia

      This sounds interesting. I have a squash cake recipe that is delicious. No one realizes they are eating vegetables. :)

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      A vegetable cake sounds like a very good idea! It's versatile too, because you can control what vegetables you include. You've got me thinking about what vegetables I could add to the cake! Thanks for the recipe.