Zucchini Yogurt Cake

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that is delicious both in savory and sweet recipes. Here we shred it, fold it into a rich batter with walnuts, banana, and orange peel and bake it in a Bundt pan.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1¼ cups packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¾ cup oil
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1½ cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup finely diced banana
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel
  • Confectioner’s sugar for garnish

Directions

  • Grease and flour 10" fluted tube pan. Set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer until light. With mixer running, gradually add sugar and honey until mixture is light and fluffy. Slowly beat in oil.
  • Reduce speed to low. Fold in flour mixture alternately with yogurt, scraping bowl as necessary. Fold in zucchini, walnuts, banana, and orange peel.
  • Turn batter into prepared Bundt pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until cake begins to crack on top. Don't allow to get too brown!
  • Invert on a rack to cool. Remove from pan while still warm. Cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.