Zucchini Cake

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 10:02 am
By: News On 6

Non-stick cooking spray

1 ½ cups sugar

1 cup apple sauce

3 large eggs*

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

½ tsp salt

3 cups shredded zucchini

1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (if desired)

Cream cheese frosting (if desired)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Use non-stick cooking spray to grease the bottom and sides of a rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, or 2 round pans. Beat sugar, applesauce and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer until blended. Add remaining ingredients, except the zucchini, nuts and cream cheese frosting. Beat on low for 1 minute. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Pour into pan(s). Bake rectangular pan for 40-45 minutes, round pans for 30-35 minutes. Cool on rectangular pan on wire rack. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely for about 1 hour. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Store covered in refrigerator.

*Can substitute 1 egg plus 4 egg whites for the 3 whole eggs.

Serves 12-16 people