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Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

You can see the recipe in it's entirety here at: I Am Baker

I have been seeing this recipe on several people's newsfeeds on Facebook for the last two weeks.  I shared it on my page then decided to try it.  It's from I Am Baker's blog.  I stopped to get fresh blueberries and a lemon on the way home from church not realizing I wouldn't have enough frozen zucchini in the freezer.  Lesson learned: A quart sized bag of frozen zucchini looks like a lot in the bag but you'll be lucky to get 1/2 cup a usable zucchini from it.  A chose to remedy the problem by grating four full size carrots to substitute for the missing cup of zucchini, it takes 2 cups.
I couldn't find my other 8" cake pan.  I was beginning to think this cake wasn't meant to be.  I just used a glass pie plate instead, it worked!

Here you see the frosting being mixed.  Using a whole lemon for juice and zesty the lemon sure did make the kitchen smell good!

The cakes are cooling in the pans so I can remove them.

Once they were cool enough to handle, I took a spatula to scrape the edges so I could get the cakes out.  I let them cool for another 20-25 minutes.


Here's the cake with the frosting pilled high.  It really is a pretty little cake.  I wish I would have saved a couple blueberries and lemon zest to garnish the cake.  I was so excited to try the cake, I totally forgot about it!



Here's my not so small piece of cake to try.  This cake was divine!  It had a rich, buttery taste chased by a fruity blueberry and lemon tartneess.  They really do compliment each other quite well!  If you have a lemon lover in your family, they are going to love this frosting!  As you can see the carrots can be seen inside the cake.  I really think it adds interest to the cake.  I tried my piece when it was a little warm but then put it in the frig. since it's so hot here in the midwest today!  I think the frosting will set up nicely in the frig.  


Pioneer Woman's Orange Crush Bundt Cake
I have been in the mood to make bundt cakes lately.  I have a neighbor friend who's husband is terminally ill, make her a bundt cake.  We just lost my father-in-law so I make my mother-in-law a bundt cake.  Going to a potluck, I make a bundt cake.  There is just something so exquisite about putting a cake in a bundt pan.  The results are a mountain of beauty and top it with icing and you've got heaven in it's most glorious form.  
For this cake I tried Ree Drummond's Orange Crush Bundt Cake recipe.  It takes a can of Orange Crush soda.  She added extra food coloring to hers to make it extra orange.  I didn't have any on hand.  but it still turned out pretty orange.  I will do that closer to Halloween/Autumn.  I used a cream cheese icing on top while it was still warm.  This cake didn't last long.  My family ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, well after lunch and dinner anyway.  
Let me know if you try the recipe.  I plan to try it with strawberry soda next.  

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