Lemon Lime Zucchini Cake
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Serves: 9 servings
  • ¾ cup finely grated and drained zucchini (squeeze out excess liquid)
  • ¾ cup finely grated and drained yellow squash (squeeze out excess liquid)
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 cups spelt flour (can substitute whole wheat but spelt is milder and bakes up more softly)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon quality pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • For the Lemon Lime Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons lemon lime marmalade (buy HERE or MAKE YOUR OWN)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8X8 inch baking pan.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon and lime juice and zests, and beat until combined. Stir in the grated zucchini and lemon squash.
  4. Add the buttermilk and flour mixture to the wet mixture, alternating in thirds and stir lightly after each addition. Do not over-stir or the cake will be dense. Stir just until combined, a few small lumps are okay.
  5. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cook completely.
  6. While the cake is baking make the frosting: Combine all the ingredients, except for the powdered sugar, in a mixing bowl and beat until combined. Add the powdered sugar gradually, beating until combined.
  7. Frost the cake and cut into squares.
This recipe can also be made in bread loaf pans if you prefer to cut it into slices.
Recipe by The Daring Gourmet at https://www.daringgourmet.com/lemon-lime-zucchini-cake-with-lemon-lime-cream-cheese-frosting/