Friday, September 27, 2013

An Old Fashioned Zucchini Cake

Here is a recipe for a simple old fashioned zucchini/walnut cake. It is dense and very moist and it has cinnamon butter cream frosting.

In the bowl of your mixer, pour 3/4 C. of vegetable oil, 1 C. dark brown sugar, 3 eggs and 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.  Beat until combined.

Add 1-1/2 C. flour, 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2tsp. ginger and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg. Beat this all together.  Add 1-1/2 C. shredded zucchini and 3/4 C. chopped walnuts.

Pour the batter into a greased and parchment lined 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.

Cool on a rack.

For the frosting, combine 4 oz. softened butter, 2 C. confectioners sugar, 1/8th tsp. of cinnamon and enough milk to make a spreadable icing.

I place it on a plate with wax paper around the edge to keep the frosting off of the plate.

This shows the consistency of the frosting.

Just pull the wax paper out after frosting.

This is an awful photo but it gives you an idea.