Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bigger Zucchini Cake

Best. Zucchini cake.  Ever. The original recipe was from Bon Apetit. I have made it a million times.  Okay well, maybe not a million but a lot.Unfortunately it only makes a 9 x 9. I have played with the recipe and adjusted it because I wanted to save myself the hassle and make a 13 x 9.  But I changed a few things.  I had to reduce the eggs ('cause I ran out and because the thought of 6 eggs seemed a bit much)and I did reduce the oil just because, really 1 1/2 cups?  So with all the fluid adjustments. I upped the zucchini quotient a bit to make up for the lost liquid.  And it came out good.  I am doubtful you could taste the difference between the two.  

This is the original post here.

3 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup olive oil (not extra-virgin)
2 cups golden brown sugar
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups coarsely grated zucchini

Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.

In a small bowl whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

In a larger bowl combine oil, brown sugar, vanilla and eggs. Mix in dry ingredients just until incorporated.  Fold in zucchini.  Pour into 13 x 9" and bake for about 55 to an hour. Let cool, then frost.

Here are some pics from McCracken Farms, the CSA we did this summer/fall. This last time we were allowed to take a pumpkin for each family member present and a pie pumpkin for each family member as well.  The kids loved this.  They really like going out to the farm. Here are some pics from their pumpkin patch.


Junglefrog said...

I love the sound of that zucchini cake! Sounds your adjustments are pretty sensible too (i'd be a little shocked too if I had to add 1,5 cup of oil into any cake!) Love those pumpkin shots too!

grace said...

that's a super-moist cake, lori! it's amazing how much moisture zucchini adds to baked goods.

Lisa said...

OK..the zucchini cake (good that you adjusted the oil!( and frosting is amazing..and I will bookmark this post for next years zucchini haul, but dang, that pumpkin man is amazing!! LOL