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#1 Zucchini Cake

#1  Handwritten Recipes 

The vegetable patch is thriving  in these warm sunny days, and our first crops are ready for harvesting , with the  first of these in abundance zucchini. Now after reading that, those that know me are thinking oh! She’s gone country! But it’s wonderful – “Living Country”, I’m able to go to the veg patch and gather fresh produce, and make every thing fresh for the day. There is however a keeper, and it’s my husbands 87-year-old father…he says it keeps him active and he loves gardening and keeping the veg patch “existing” for the whole family. He potters every day, and I can’t go into the veg patch without him as I might cut the lettuce wrong, or break the leaves off something, however I will be doing the moonlight sneak to pick some green tomatoes…things to come…. 

vege patch

vege patch - zucchini

This recipe was hand written by my mum Olive.  She’s a real whiz when it comes to sweets and dessert time. She’s known for her sponge cakes, date sponge, cream puffs and canoli. It’ s like a bake-off every time the family get’s together and every time I visit homeland Australia, she finds a spare day to make me a sponge cake topped with cream and a sprinkle of icing sugar. 

Recipe: Zucchini Cake 

Olive's handwritten recipe


2 cups zucchini, grated 

3 eggs 

2 cups sugar 

3 teaspoons vanilla 

1/2 cup oil 

3/4 cup chopped nuts 

2 1/2 cups self-raising flour 

1/4 teaspoon baking powder 

2 teaspoons cinnamon 

pinch of salt 



Place all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Place into greased tin and bake in moderate oven for 45 minutes. 

Easy, Simple and Quick.I took this along to a BBQ dinner last night….it was a great , soft,  moist and a talking point!

zucchini cake

Thanks Mum for sharing this with me, Love You x x

Linking to This Weeks Cravings @ Moms Crazy Cooking


  1. Back in South Africa I used to have a veggie garden and loved it so…very rewarding….have not tried it here in Australia (climate to hot?!) Makes me long to try it again oxox

  2. lifeinarecipe says

    We love zucchini! Thanks for another great recipe to add to my collection!

  3. We just got this years garden in the ground and I can’t wait to have zucchini to pick and make this.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Pingback: Home grown zucchini and recipes | An Italophile

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