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pice Zucchini, sultana and walnut cake
Zucchinis are the most prolific of vegetables that run rampant in the garden this time of the year. After making an endless supply of relish and you’ve had enough of fritters, this recipe is a crafty way of using it in yet another way. It is an easy cake to make and earthy in its flavourings, and with the addition of the cream cheese icing it makes an excellent cake for when you have guests over for a cup of tea.
1 1/2 C flour 150g brown sugar 1t cinnamon 1t ground ginger 1/2 t salt 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 1 1/2 C grated zucchini (green or yellow variety) 1/2 C chopped walnuts 250g sultanas 2 eggs 1t vanilla essence 1/2 C rice bran oil
– Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray an 1822cm tin (depending on how high you like your cakes) with baking spray and line with baking paper. – In a bowl sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add zucchini, sultanas and walnuts, stir to combine. – In another bowl lightly whisk together the eggs, vanilla and oil. Pour the egg mix into the dry ingredients, stir until just combined. – Spoon batter into cake tin, smoothing top and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Zucchini, sultana and walnut cake.
– Allow cake to cool before icing with lemon cream cheese icing. I like to top with sunflower seeds for texture and colour and to further enhance the earthy farmhouse look. Lemon cream cheese icing 50g butter, softened 100g cream cheese, softened 2 1/2 C icing sugar, sifted Zest of 1 lemon Pumpkin seeds for decoration (optional) – Beat butter, zest and cream cheese adding enough icing sugar to a spreadable consistency. – Spread on cooled cake, topping with pumpkin seeds.
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Ashburton Guardian, YOU Magazine, Saturday, March 14, 2015