Friday, April 6, 2012

Fantastic Foodie Friday~Olive Oil Zucchini Cake

With the help of the winning recipes from Dr. Oz’s Healthy Boxed Cake Bake Off, you’ll have three reasons to get excited about baking with everyone’s all-time favorite dessert staple again! So go ahead and satisfy your sweet tooth because these recipes include nutritious foods you’d never guess were in such scrumptious sweet treats!
1 box Classic Yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup greek style yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. himalayan pink salt (boxed cake is so sweet - this will add another dimension)
1 Tbsp. molasses
1 small zucchini grated finely (about 1 cup)
2 carrots grated finely (about 1 cup)
1 cup toasted walnuts (chopped fine in mini-processor)
1/3 cup coconut (unsweetened grated)
12 oz neufchatel
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
zest of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine cake mix, water, eggs, olive oil and yogurt and mix for about 2 minutes.
Add spices, zucchini, carrots, walnuts, and coconut and mix until combined.
Pour into 2 8" cake pans (greased and lined with parchment).  Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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