If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zucchini Abbondanza!

if you've ever grown zucchini, you know that all it takes is a couple plants and a little rain and you have more squash than you know what to do with. however, i really wanted that abundance this year because i need to make relish again. but that's for a later post this week. 
that first zucchini has to go for zucchini cake. when my husband and i were first married we lived beside an older couple. one day mrs. reese came walking over with a plate holding two pieces of cake...zucchini cake with cream cheese icing. oh my, talk about good!  my husband said, "you have to get that recipe". 
i did. and now i think everyone in my family has it too. 

Mrs. Reese's Zucchini Cake

3 cup grated zucchini (keep skins on, remove large seeds)
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
4 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chopped nuts (hubby prefers walnuts, i prefer pecans)
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

hand mix all ingredients together in one bowl until well blended. (that's the part i like most)
grease and flour tube pan. bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. 
when cool, remove from pan and frost with cream cheese frosting.


Miss Gracie's House said...

That looks yummy!
Thanks for the visit (a while back!)
I left you a note on the twins post, too:)

Bill said...

Looks delicious! Your photographs are always beautiful, showing off your subjects to their very best advantage! My favorite aunt sent me a recipe for zucchini bread years ago. It tasted like cake to me (which suited me fine!), so I added cream cheese icing and liked it even more. I think the recipe was very similar to yours.

Hope the rest of your week goes well.


Sister Susie said...

That cake is one of my all time favorites. Your photographs are awesome Debbie. Have to admit to being a bit jealous of the camera, but I am so glad that you were able to buy your perfect camera.