Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Easy Zucchini Bundt Cake from author @DarylWoodGerber

Happy new year to all! Did you have your fill of good food over the holiday? Need something that is "healthy" as well as tasty to ring in the new year? This tasty treat is good for breakfast, for a midmorning or afternoon snack, or even dessert.

You're off sweets? I'm sorry to hear that. I'm not. Not yet. I probably should be, but I really like a taste of sweets once a day. 

As many of you know, I am in love with Bundt cakes. Truly.

They are so easy to make. They are no fuss and no muss. You can use all sorts of veggie or fruit goodies to make them taste great. 

Plus they are pretty. Let's face it. A bundt cake on a crystal plate is simply gorgeous. And your guests think, "Wow, she made this for me?"  Are still entertaining guests or are you becoming a hermit like me? I'm in new year writing mode! All day, all night.  Wish me luck. I'll take a break occasionally for a cup of coffee and a sweet. Promise.

PS  For this recipe, it's a nifty way to get kids and reluctant adults to eat their greens. It has zucchini in it!

Gluten-Free ZucchinI Bundt Cake

Non gluten-free tip BELOW!

4 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
 1 ¼ cup canola oil
2 cups finely shredded zucchini
1 teaspoon vanilla

*[You can use 3 cups of any gluten-free flour mix; I happen to like the following combo.)
1 cup sweet rice flour
1 cup sorghum flour
½ cup tapioca starch
½ cup potato starch
1 ½ teaspoon soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
¼ cup golden raisins, soaked in hot water and water drained off, if desired
Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a Bundt cake pan.

In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Add oil.  Beat until combined.

In a food processor, shred the zucchini. Add zucchini to the egg mixture. Beat well.

Stir in all dry ingredients and blend with blender until smooth.

Add raisins, if desired. Stir again.

Turn into the greased Bundt cake pan.

Bake 350 degrees for1 hour 15 min, until toothpick comes out clean. When cool, dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

**This recipe will also make 20-24 muffins or 1 loaf and 10-12 muffins, or 2 loaves. Cook muffins for 25-30 minutes.  Cook loaves for 45-50 minutes.


PS  If you want to make this using regular flour, substitute out all the gluten-free flours and omit the xanthan gum. It's that easy!

Savor the mystery!

Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
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  1. Yummy. Yes, and good for you, too!
    The dusting of sugar makes me think that is as close to snow as I want to be!

    1. BRR. Yes, snow. Lots of people are buried in it now. ~ Daryl

  2. My Mom does this. But not gluten free. And with chocolate. So moist and yummy. So appreciate the gluten free recipes. Thank you Daryl. Della