Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Strawberry Zucchini Coffee Cake

Strawberry Zucchini Coffee Cake

This is another wonderful way to use that "carp of the garden" zucchini (that's what my husband calls it).

I created this recipe with my Strawberry Syrup in mind but you may substitute Strawberry Jam or Strawberry Jelly.  It has a very subtle strawberry flavor but overall it is scrumptious!

Streusel on the left and the cake dough on the right
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2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup zucchini (shredded)
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup strawberry syrup
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (only if the butter is unsalted)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

With an electric mixer - combine the sugar, butter, milk and strawberry syrup until creamy smooth.  Add the egg and mix on low until combined.  Now add in the flour, lemon zest, baking powder, vanilla, salt & cinnamon until combined.  Finally, with a wooden spoon stir in the zucchini by  hand. 

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

In a separate bowl stir the flour, sugar and cinnamon until mixed.  With a pie cutter blend the butter & vanilla into the dry ingredients.  Now stir in the nuts (I just use my bare hands to mix the nuts into the streusel).

Assembly:  In a square Pyrex pan - add half of the cake dough and then dot with half of the streusel (see picture above).  Then repeat with the second portions of each.  Bake in a preheated 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).

Allow the cake to cool and then serve with coffee (for a special summer treat serve this with iced coffee).  ENJOY!!


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  1. Wow, this looks amazing! I love zucchini so will have to try this. Thank you so much for sharing. The recipe is lovely.

  2. That sounds amazing! We just moved into our new house, and I inherited a garden. So I'm sure I'll be checking back often and bothering you with all sorts of questions.

    1. Thanks & no question is ever a bother - so ask away :-)

  3. I miss my parents' large garden. We'd always be looking for ways to use up the zukes. Now I have to go to the farmer's market. :(

  4. This sounds amazing! I love using zucchini in coffee cakes!

  5. Never heard of it, but it sure sounds mouth-watering. Unique recipe.

  6. So glad to see something different than plain zucchini bread. My family would love to see me make something different baked with zucchini.

  7. I love coffee cakes of all kinds so this sounds amazing!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


  8. Yummy! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  9. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. This recipe looks delicious.

  10. Lovely berry dish. Berries and currants are this week's subject for Food on Friday. Would you be happy to link this in? We are looking to create a fantastic collection of berry dishes. This is the link . I found you in the On the Menu Monday party.

  11. Great that you linked in. Cheers

  12. This looks delish! We have zillions of zucchini right now. I'm going to pin this to make over the weekend! :) Thanks for inviting me to link up on Strawberry Saturday!

  13. I can't wait to make this. Looks so yumliscious

  14. Lovely cake with my favorite flavors... I’ll definitely be trying this as soon as possible.

  15. Just beautiful! I am impressed by how smooth you get your Coffee on the cake.


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