Sannel's Healthy Pound Cake

by Sannel

This is probably the healthiest pound cake you can ever make.The secret ingredient is raw zucchini, which give this cake both its high fiber content and added moisture.

When eating a big slice of a tantalizing delicious pound cake it sure makes you feel better knowing there are a whole lot of healthy fibers added into the recipe, doesn't it? And knowing that the cake is made with olive oil instead of butter makes this cake even more attractive. This is the absolut healthiest pound cake you can ever make.

Sannel's Zucchini Pound Cake
Sannel's Zucchini Pound Cake
A Pound Cake that Provides Moisture and Fibers

You might be used to add zucchini and squash into your cooking. It makes a great ingredient in pasta and vegetable dishes. However, using zucchini in baking, provides moisture to the cake and add plenty of fibers.

The skin of the zucchini is packed with beta-carotine, so do not peel it away. Beta-carotine is a great antioxidant that protects the cells from damage.

This substitution to cakes are great considering the low amount of calories. Furthermore, zucchini have a good source of magnesium and phosphorus. Zucchini has also huge amounts of vitamin A, foliate and potassium. This vegetable has a very neutral flavor, so you can add it into almost any cake recipe, without anyone taken notice.

So if your child doesn't want to eat its veggie's, hide it in the cake and they' ll never guess the healthy zucchini is the main ingredient in their pound cake!

Sannel's Healthy Pound Cake

Sannel's Healthy Pound Cake

Prep time 20 min  -  Total time 70 min
Ingredients for 10 servings
1 cup all-purpose flour  • 1 cup sugar  • ½ tsp baking powder  • ½ tsp salt  • ½ tsp baking soda  • 1 cup unsalted nuts as almonds, walnuts or pecans coarsely chopped, or  • ½ cup sun flower seeds and ½ cup of linseed (flaxseed)  • 1 tsp cinnamon  • ½ cup olive oil  • 2 cups of raw shredded zucchini ( squeeze out excess water)  • 2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees ( 175 C) Generously butter a 8-10-inch bundt or loaf pan. Sprinkle with flour and tapping out excess.

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nuts or sunflower seeds and linseeds in a medium bowl.

Add the olive oil, eggs and the shredded zucchini.

Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake until loaf is golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack 10 minutes before unmolding onto rack to cool completely. If you like you can sift confectioners' sugar over cake before serving.

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Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (1 Votes)
Enjoy a cup of tea with a slice or two of freshly baked zucchini cake
Enjoy a cup of tea with a slice or two of freshly baked zucchini cake
Nourishing Delicious!

So why don't you use a bit of Mother Nature's richness and whip up a healthy pound cake right now! I know you will love this cake as much as I do. Just make sure to share and not indulge all of this mouth-watering cake by yourself. This cake can even be frozen, so your family can enjoy this very moist and absolutely delicious cake whenever they like.

Thank you for reading!


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Updated: 07/24/2012, Sannel
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Sannel on 02/04/2013

Thank you MonisMas for your time. I hope you will get a chance to bake this healthy pound cake.

MonisMas on 01/17/2013

This seems pretty easy to make. And I love fiber! Thanks!

Sannel on 09/05/2012

Hello Burntchestnut! Try it and I guarantee, you will not be disappointed. Zucchini in cakes gives it a wonderful moisture.

AngelaJohnson on 08/30/2012

This is something I want to try. I've had zucchini bread before, but not cae.

Sannel on 08/20/2012

Hi Rose! Yes, zucchini is not something that comes first in mind , when you think of cakes. But the final result is fantastic. Thanks for stopping by.

Rose on 08/20/2012

I love zuchini, but never thought to use it in a cake! Thanks for a very interesting recipe

Sannel on 08/20/2012

Hello Dustytoes! You're so lucky you can harvest your own zucchini. How wonderful! You can add zucchini to almost any cake recipe, so you'll have plenty of use of your zucchini. Yes, thank you, I'm very fond of that tea set myself. Thank you for your lovely visit.

dustytoes on 08/15/2012

I have so much zucchini growing this year and am constantly looking for ways to use it. This recipe is perfect. And I love that tea set!

Sannel on 08/14/2012

Hi Mira! Zucchinis are really a wonderful and healthy addition to your baking. You will not be disappointed.

Mira on 08/06/2012

I love your idea of using zucchini in cakes for the moisture and health benefits! Will put it into practice. Thank you!

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