MUSIC AND MEALS~
I haven't done a rock-n-recipe in a while---today it was Neil Young and Zucchini Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.
"What does Neil Young have to do with cake?" you might ask. "Cinnamon Girl," of course! I hope you get a chance to try this amazing cake, and don't forget to put your Neil on. "I could be happy for the rest of my life with a...(cinnamon cake.)" You know...artistic license and all~
Here's the recipe below. I used fresh zucchini from my garden. It is the most tender, moist and delicious cake. It's very similar to a carrot cake. You certainly don't taste the veggies in it---great way to sneak in some extra nutrition for the kiddos too. Now to keep all fingers out of it until Father's Day dinner tomorrow after church.
ZUCCHINI CAKE WITH CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE ICING~
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
3 C. Flour
3 C. Granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
Mix dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients below and mix well with spoon.
1 1/2 C. vegetable oil
3 cups grated zucchini (un-peeled) I like the green bits---adds color and freaks people out when they realize zucchini is one of the main ingredients in this amazing cake.
Pour into 3 8 inch cake pans that have been sprayed well with non stick spray and lined with parchment paper on the bottom.
Bake for approx. 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
Let cakes cool completely and then ice with cream cheese icing (below)
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1/2 butter (softened)
3 cups powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
I added 1/2 cup of cinnamon chips into my batter and and pressed extra cinnamon chips around the sides of cake to make it prettier and add some extra cinnamon richness.
A sweet way to get your veggies
Click on the video to enjoy some classic Neil Diamond----goodness, he is an incredible talent!