Thursday, July 1, 2010

Zucchini Cake and gardening

It's so nice to have fresh zucchini.  I picked my first one from the garden yesterday, and I had some from my sister's neighbor, so I have been happy to make zucchini cake.  This is my grandmother's recipe, with some (healthier) modifications. 
Preheat the oven to 325 and mix together:
2 c grated zucchini
1 c applesauce
3 eggs
3 c whole wheat flour
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 or 3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
Bake in a greased 9 x 13 pan for about 45 minutes.  Let cool, then top with icing:
Cream together:
1 (8oz) cream cheese
1 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 T softened butter (optional)
It disappears fast around here.

Also in the garden now, the tomatillos look pretty:
And I even have 3 orangish tomatoes.  The cantaloupes have blooms.  Two pepper plants have little peppers.  And I have found that I have husk tomatoes growing in my yard:
These daylillies are looking good.  I transplanted them next to the deck last fall, so I'm glad to see them blooming.

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummo. I am definitely printing this one up and making it. You know how we love our zucchini. :)

    Your garden looks nice!