Lemon-Zucchini Pound Cake

Shredded zucchini in the batter and a luscious lemon glaze keeps every bite of this pound cake moist and tender.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

3
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
cups powdered sugar
4
eggs
2/3
cup milk
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
cup shredded zucchini (about 1 medium), squeezed to drain

Lemon Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon half-and-half
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt with spoon; set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes or until creamy. Beat in 2 cups powdered sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, beating well on low speed after each addition. Beat on low speed 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice, lemon peel and zucchini. Spoon into pan.
  • 4 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Remove from pan onto serving plate. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat all glaze ingredients just to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Let stand 30 minutes until slightly thickened. Drizzle over cake.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    310
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    190mg
    190%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    42g
    42%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    23g
    23%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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