This Zucchini Cake recipe is a great way to make lame excuses for what your eating, like “it’s not cake – – it’s vegetables.” But in this case, it is! And nothing in this cake is unhealthy in any way.
A zucchini has as much potassium as a banana. This is big news for people like me who have given up the starchy, way-too-sweet banana in favor of feeling well. On the other hand, if you are not a fan of zucchini, the news probably doesn’t shake up your world too much. However, when you recall that zucchini can be used in baked goods – well, that’s another matter.
Remember to use organic ingredients when possible, and to use cookware that is safe. There is more about cookware in an earlier blog and in GOOD FOOD. I adapted this recipe from one in my son’s book, “Maximized Living Nutrition Plan,” and it is moist and delicious.
Zucchini Cake Recipe
Serves 16 to 20
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup ground flax meal
- 1 tablespoon aluminum free baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon cloves
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1⁄4 to 1/2 teaspoon concentrated powdered stevia
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 4 organic eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup organic milk or unsweetened almond milk
- 2 cups zucchini, grated, then squeezed in a clean towell to remove excess water
- Stir together all the dry ingredients, including the chopped walnuts.
- Lightly beat together all the moist ingredients (the eggs, vanilla, and milk).
- Combine the wet mixture and the dry mixture. Add the zucchini and continue stirring until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Place in a greased 8×8 cake pan and bake at 350º for 50 to 55 minutes.
About Lin Hardick
Lin Hardick is a teacher, food writer and recipe developer, passionate about the health benefits, as well as the pitfalls, of the standard Western diet. "I have very definite ideas about what good food must be. Food brings people together. GOOD FOOD must look good; it must taste good; and, most importantly, it must be good for you. Enjoy." Learn More