I decided to trick my husband tonight when I served this wonderfully healthy Zucchini Cake and I called it apple cobbler. After he told me it was really good and he took a few more bites, I couldn't resist telling him … there were no apples in the cobbler, just zucchini. Yes it's true, the apples are really zucchini!
8 cups zucchini
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
1 dash salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
one 15 ounce can chunked pineapple, with juice
3/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tsp baking powder
1 and 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 and 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped walnuts
Oven Temp 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13 baking dish
Peel and cut zucchini lengthwise, strip out the seeds portion, cut into chunks about
the size of pineapple chunks.
Cook zucchini in boiling water until tender.
Drain, and place into cold water to cool, for about 5 minutes.
Drain cold water. Add the sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, cream of tartar and lemon juice.
Mix well, add pineapple with juice and mix, do not beat.
Pour the zucchini mixture into a prepared baking dish.
In a separate bowl combine the butter, baking powder, sugar, salt and flour. With
a fork, mix until crumbly.
Spread crumb mixture over the top of zucchini.
Drizzle the melted butter over dry zucchini cobbler topping. Sprinkle the top with chopped nuts. Bake zucchini cobbler until topping is golden brown.
I was told that this tasted a lot like apple crisp, but had a hard time believing. Not anymore, zucchini cobbler cake has just been promoted to one of my go to recipes. Very delicious!
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!