Tour de Zucc: Spice Cake

Yes, my friends, I am sure that you remember the massive zucchini in my house:

Well, I finally cooked it all up and I have for you the Tour de Zucc!  I made five recipes with approximately 12 cups of zucchini…. and it was fun!!  I had some ups, some downs…. and one unfortunate incident.  (namely I put stuff away before it was cool enough….and there was mold in the zucchini cake.  thankfully it wasn’t that good anyways.)

I am going to blog about three of the recipes because they are worth blogging about!  I feel like the bread is totally ordinary, and the aforementioned zucchini cake was a weight watchers’ recipe FLOP.  I feel no need to pass it along to the rest of the world.

Tonight’s recipe is for a spice cake!  It was my hands down favorite of the bunch!!!

Moist, and flavorful…. you couldn’t even tell there was any zucchini in it!  I would and will make this one again!  I may even go out and purchase some zucc for the event 🙂

I really don’t have a ton of great action shots, so you will have to use your imagination…..  so with no further ado:  the recipe

Zucchini Spice Cake

3 cups unpeeled, grated zucchini

3 cups flour

1 1/2 t baking soda

1 t baking powder

2 cups white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 t cinnamon

1/4 t ground cloves

1/4 t ground nutmeg

1/2 t salt

4 eggs

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 t vanilla.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 pan.

Place zucchini in colander and set aside to drain.

This is very simple:  Mix all of the dry ingredients together.  Mix all of the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Then, fold the dry ingredients into the wet.  Then, add the zucchini.

Pour into pan and bake 45-55 min or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Two things.  First, you may find it takes the whole time to bake….I thought min took a long time!  Second, the reason you mix the wet and dry separately is because you really don’t want to over mix!!  It’ll be light and fluffy and tender…. and that is just the way it should be.  If you insist on not using two bowls, then start with the wet!!!  Get all of the wet mixed up well, and then add the dry to it.

Enjoy!

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