Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Zucchini Apple Cake

Here's the recipe for my Zucchini Apple Cake that I made yesterday. It received a thumbs up from all...even the picky eaters that don't like zucchini.

Zucchini Apple Cake

2 cups shredded zucchini (1 med. zucchini)
1 cup shredded apple (1 apple)
1 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. cocoa
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
*1 cup sour milk

* To make sour milk just place 1 tbsp. of lemon juice into a 1 C. measuring cup and fill the rest of the way up with milk.)
Shred zucchini & apple and set aside.
In large bowl, mix melted butter & sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla.
In a smaller bowl, mix cocoa, flour, soda and salt.
Now add those dry ingredients to egg mixture alternately with the sour milk.
Add zucchini & apple.
Batter will be thick!
Place in a greased 13X9 pan.
Bake 350° for 45 minutes.
Cool and frost with cream cheese icing.

As for the icing, my first thought was to make a caramel frosting but it got voted down when I gave the kids the  second option of a cream cheese icing.
You will have to look up a recipe for cream cheese icing because I just whipped this one up from scratch and tasted-tested it as I went.

After making this recipe I still have several zucchini left over so I'll be making this.

My favorite ~ Zucchini sauteed in a little olive oil with salt & pepper.

I snapped a picture of the kids playing that game that I bought at a yard sale this weekend. Everyone is having so much fun playing it except for the sore arm muscles that we all have. Just goes to show you that when you don't use them, you lose them.

Well, it's a gloomy yet humid day here with showers off and on so I think I will spend a little time indoors today putting  some of our lesson plans for school together. I'll catch up with all of you later on.  


Granny Sue said...

Thanks for posting the recipe!

The sauteed squash looks downright good too.

Carmen C. said...

YUM! I wait all year for the zucchini! I got the brochures you sent me, thanks again, it does look like a fun place to visit, hubby wants to go even;)