When Gardens Give You Zucchini?!

Especially if they are size of your forearm, what to do??

How about a moist, citrus filled Zucchini and Lemon Cake! Replete with a lemon glaze.  Third course for this sweet version utilizing the Black Beauty Zucchinis growing in our squash patch.

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      Ingredients
      1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
      6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
      2 eggs room temperature
      1/3 cup vanilla almondmilk
      2 tbsp lemon juice
      1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
      2 cups cake flour can substitute AP flour following directions here
      1 1/4 tsp baking powder
      1/2 tsp kosher salt
      1 1/2 cup shredded zucchini drained and squeezed dry
      2 tbsp lemon zest
      Glaze
      1 cup powdered sugar
      1-2 tbsp lemon juice
      Instructions

      Preheat oven to 350F.
      Spray a loaf pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
      Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
      In a large bowl, combine the sugar and olive oil. Whisk to combine.
      Add eggs and almondmilk and whisk together.
      Add lemon juice and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
      Add flour mixture and stir just until incorporated.
      Fold in zucchini and lemon zest.
      Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. The top of the cake should look dry.
      Place the loaf on a cooling rack and cool for 15 minutes. Use the parchment paper to carefully life the cake from the pan. Let cool completely on rack.
      Glaze
      In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth.
      Drizzle the glaze over the cake.
      Slice and serve.

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