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– Mark & Buzz

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease and flour Bundt pan

Ingredients:

  • Bread:
    • 1 cup canola oil
    • 2 ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 3 large eggs, beaten
    • 1 T vanilla extract
    • zest of 2 lemons
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1 ½ t baking powder
    • ¼ t baking soda
    • 1 t salt
    • 2 cups grated zucchini, drained by twisting in a clean towel
    • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, lightly coated in flour
  • Glaze:
    • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
    • zest of 1 lemon
    • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar

Method:

  • In a large bowl, cream together oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest until combined
  • Fold in zucchini
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined
  • Fold in blueberries and pour batter into prepared pan
  • Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  • Let rest in pan for 5 – 10 minutes and remove from pan to cooling rack.
  • Allow to cool completely
  • Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over cooled cake
    • Yield: one cake

Chef’s Notes:

  • Coating the blueberries with flour is a neat trick which stops all the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the batter and, therefore, all being on the top of the cake.
  • Because I am making this cake as an accompaniment to breakfast I use a simple lemon glaze.  This cake could also make a delicious dessert (we know because we made on for the staff). To make it a delicious dessert, use 2 (greased and floured) 8 inch round pans, decrease the baking time to 30-40 minutes, and top each layer with my Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting…Yum!

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