Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Zucchini pound cake

This is such a wonderful recipe! It is a true winner!

This recipe is really good. It is one that I only make like once a year or so (when the zucchini is plentiful). Although it is made with Zucchini, it is still a sweet treat and should be treated as such.

To make zucchini pound cake you will need

1 cup grated zucchini tossed with 1 Tablespoon flour
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 Tablespoon finely grated orange peel
5 large egg yolks
5 large egg whites

Preheat the oven to 350
prepare a tube/bundt  pan by greasing and flouring it

1. Beat the butter  and sugar  in a large bowl until light and fluffy ( about 2 minutes)
2. Beat in the vanilla, orange peel,  and orange juice.
3. Beat in the eggs one at a time. mixing well between additions.
4. Stir in the zucchini
5. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form
6.Gently fold about 1/3 the flour and 1/2 the egg whites into the batter
7. repeat
8. Fold in the remaining flour
9. Spoon the mix into the prepared  pan
10. Bake in 350 oven for about an hour until firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
11. cool ten minutes
12. unmold 

Very important to let it cool 10 minutes before unmolding. Do not cool completly in the pan or it may not come out in one peice.

Oh how I wish my camera was working so that I could show you a picture of the finished product!  I suppose you will have to use your immagination, or make some yourself.


  1. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. This sounds amazing! I love pound cake and love to sneak healthy ingredients in it too ;) Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday...I hope you'll stop back often and share some more!

  3. This sounds lovely! I like the idea of making a pound cake with vegetables!