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Zucchini Kuchen (Gorgeous Zucchini Cake)

"This zucchini cake recipe is from my grandmother--she used to pass the zucchini through a meat mincer because they had no food processor. The zucchini cake keeps well wrapped in aluminum foil in the refrigerator and can also be frozen."
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1 h 50 m servings 853 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large loaf pan with butter.
  2. Stir zucchini, sugar, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl.
  3. Combine flour, walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into zucchini mixture until combined. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 80 minutes. Let cool in the pan, about 30 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Cooking oil can be substituted for the margarine if desired.
  • Any variety of nut can be substituted for walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 853 calories; 44.1 g fat; 105.5 g carbohydrates; 13.6 g protein; 71 mg cholesterol; 451 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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delicious cake!