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Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake

by Laura

Here is another new way I found to use up my zucchini. I love lemon and blueberries together so why not add zucchini. I found this recipe at Kara’s Kitchen Creations. This cake turned out delicious. It was dense and moist. I don’t think you’d ever guess it was made with zucchini. My only complaint was there were so many blueberries in there I didn’t get to appreciate the cake as much as I’d like to. So next time I’m gonna reduce the blueberries to 1 1/2 cups. You could even forgo the frosting. The cake would be great by itself, but it’s even better with frosting.
I’ve also got a free meal for all my viewers if you hurry thanks to Schwan’s. If you haven’t heard of Schwan’s service before, they deliver frozen food items and meal kits directly to your door. Schwan’s is great for busy weeknights. The offer allows any new customer to order one item worth $10 or less for free! This offer is going on through September 30, 2009 or until they hit 500,000 users. Here is a link to a few recipes that Schwan’s offers on the site, this shows how you can use some of their products while still putting your own spin on the meal. I already went and ordered their chicken pot pies. It will be delivered to my house on Monday!

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
3 cups peeled and shredded zucchini
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 tsp lemon extract (optional, which I used)
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
zest of 1 lemon
2 cups blueberries (Next time I’m trying 1 1/2 cups)
Beat zucchini, sugar, eggs, oil, and lemon extract. Sift together dry ingredients and stir in with lemon zest. Fold in the blueberries gently. Pour into a well greased and floured Bundt cake pan. Bake at 325 for about 65 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean. Let sit in pan for 5-10 minutes, then invert onto cooling rack. Cool completely and frost with lemon cream cheese frosting.
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
3 Tbsp soft butter
3 oz soft cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
2 cups powdered sugar
dash salt
zest of 1 lemon (2-3 tsp)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (approximately)
Beat butter and cream cheese till smooth. Add powdered sugar, salt, zest, and enough lemon juice to make a spreadable consistency.

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Sharon Paterson February 27, 2010 - 1:27 am

This is a great recipe, and makes into great cupcakes as well, Just cut the baking time in half, and WA la…very yummy~

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Sharon Paterson February 27, 2010 - 1:27 am

This is a great recipe, and makes into great cupcakes as well, Just cut the baking time in half, and WA la…very yummy~

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Kelli September 11, 2009 - 8:07 pm

I just made this cake yesterday and it was FABULOUS! The only thing that I did differently was to add extra fresh lemon juice instead of lemon extract. So yummy and was glad to have something different to use up my zucchini.
Thanks, love the blog.

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Kelli September 11, 2009 - 8:07 pm

I just made this cake yesterday and it was FABULOUS! The only thing that I did differently was to add extra fresh lemon juice instead of lemon extract. So yummy and was glad to have something different to use up my zucchini.
Thanks, love the blog.

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Audra August 14, 2009 - 5:06 pm

That looks delicious! Wish I hadn't eaten all my blueberries already. 🙂

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Audra August 14, 2009 - 5:06 pm

That looks delicious! Wish I hadn't eaten all my blueberries already. 🙂

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Barbara Bakes August 14, 2009 - 3:24 pm

What a tasty way to use up zucchini!

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Barbara Bakes August 14, 2009 - 3:24 pm

What a tasty way to use up zucchini!

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Elizabeth Spann Craig August 14, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Looks great! Thanks again for another use for zucchini cake. And for letting us know about the Schwann's deal…

Riley

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Elizabeth Spann Craig August 14, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Looks great! Thanks again for another use for zucchini cake. And for letting us know about the Schwann's deal…

Riley

Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

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Jennifer August 14, 2009 - 1:21 pm

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!! I love the flavor combo in this cake!

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Jennifer August 14, 2009 - 1:21 pm

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!! I love the flavor combo in this cake!

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The Apple Hill Adventurer August 14, 2009 - 10:35 am

big time hooray for using up extra zuke!

i have made zuke banana, zuke spice, zuke chocolate .. never thought about lemon blueberry! sounds (and looks) super yummy!

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The Apple Hill Adventurer August 14, 2009 - 10:35 am

big time hooray for using up extra zuke!

i have made zuke banana, zuke spice, zuke chocolate .. never thought about lemon blueberry! sounds (and looks) super yummy!

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Danielle August 14, 2009 - 10:16 am

Thanks for the heads up on Schwann's!

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Danielle August 14, 2009 - 10:16 am

Thanks for the heads up on Schwann's!

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Dakotapam August 14, 2009 - 9:13 am

That looks yummy! I ordered some cheese tortellini from schwans, I want to try and recreate this chicken tortellini dish that our local Italian Restaurant makes. And then i went and ordered some of their Fire Roasted veggies because I've heard good things about them, I bet they will be a nice quick side for some grilled steak!

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Dakotapam August 14, 2009 - 9:13 am

That looks yummy! I ordered some cheese tortellini from schwans, I want to try and recreate this chicken tortellini dish that our local Italian Restaurant makes. And then i went and ordered some of their Fire Roasted veggies because I've heard good things about them, I bet they will be a nice quick side for some grilled steak!

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Mommy's Kitchen August 14, 2009 - 7:33 am

That is so pretty Laura. I love the way the frosting is sittin on top.

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Mommy's Kitchen August 14, 2009 - 7:33 am

That is so pretty Laura. I love the way the frosting is sittin on top.

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