Well, here's our last zucchini bread post! And technically, this recipe isn't even technically zucchini bread. It's a cross between carrot cake and zucchini bread. But let me just say this: 'tis delicious.

This zucchini bread was much, much lighter than the others, which is a huge plus with me, but that's just personal taste. There's also (gasp!) NO FAT ADDED. No oil, no butter. Crazy, right? All the moisture of the bread comes from the grated zucchini and carrot.



I got this recipe from a cake cookbook, which called it, "Spiced Passion Cake."

I made two muffins with some of the batter, just for kicks, but you by no means have to. Enjoy!



-Caroline


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Zucchini Cake
Recipe adapted from the book Cakes and Cake Decorating, Step by Step
Yields: 1 loaf

Ingredients
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 medium carrot (or ⅔ cup baby carrots), grated
3 eggs, separated
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon ground almonds (optional)
zest of 1 orange (or lemon), grated
1 cup self-rising flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ginger

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Beat the egg yolk with sugar until fluffy and lighter colored.
  3. Mix together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet. Stir in zucchini, carrots, and zest.
  5. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold into the batter.
  6. Pour batter into a greased 9 in. x 5 in. loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 55 - 60 minutes.
  8. Let cool and enjoy!


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