Zucchini Yogurt Cake Recipe

Zucchini lends fiber and texture while yogurt adds subtle richness to this cake sweetened with honey and bananas. Pecans may be substituted for the walnuts, or they may be omitted completely.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup finely diced banana
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Preparation:

Stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In large bowl of mixer beat eggs until light. Gradually beat in sugar and honey until mixture is light and fluffy. Slowly beat in oil.

At low speed of mixer or with rubber spatula stir in flour mixture alternately with yogurt. Lightly but thoroughly stir in zucchiniwalnutsbanana, and orange peel.

Turn batter into greased, floured 9 to 10-inch fluted tube pan. Bake in preheated 350-degree F oven 50 to 60 minutes, then invert on rack and remove from pan. Cool completely.

Spread cake with cream cheese honey glaze or confectioner’s sugar.

Yield: 6 servings

Recipe Source: The Old Farmer’s Almanac Hearth and Home Companion (Random House)

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