Do you ever write down recipes from Tasty Tuesday? Or at least save them to your computer? Today I'm going to share one I hope you'll write down and mark "perfect for late summer."
It's also at this time of year when many of us are impacted by the start of a new school year. It always motivates me to ramp up my prayer life. Just like a recipe I don't want to lose, I write down what I need to pray about. If you would like ideas for how to start a Prayer Notebook, click here to see the practical "recipe" I share today over at Scripture Dig.
And now ... what to do with that huge zucchini your neighbor gave you and you don't know what to do with?!?!?!? :) Make this zucchini cake, and the people you love will NEVER EVEN KNOW they are eating vegetables. Trust me. They'll ask for more. It's SO delicious that I had to call my neighbor and beg her to take the rest of it, because it was calling my name to eat it all, and I did NOT need to eat a whole cake.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 c. sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 t. salt
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1 c. vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 c. shredded zucchini (I use the small side to grate)
- 1 pkg of cream cheese (8 oz)
- 1/2 stick of margarine, softened
- 1 T. milk
- 1 t. vanilla
- 2 c. confectioner's sugar
Combine flour, sugar, cinn, salt, baking powder & soda. Combine oil & eggs, then add to dry ingred. Mix well. Add zucchini. Stir to combine well. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool well (or your frosting will slide = voice of experience).
Frosting: Beat first 4 ingredients until smooth. Add confectioner's sugar and mix well. Resist the urge to eat all the frosting. :) Frost cake and then sprinkle a little cinnamon over the top.
Store in the fridge. Makes a lot of servings - about 18-24. Serve to happy people who will never know you snuck a vegetable in there, and then hurry to give away any left to your neighbor, so you won't sneak downstairs at night and eat more. Again = voice of experience. :)