Recipe number 71220 is

Zucchini Date Cake

The ingredients are:
1/2 lb Zucchini 1 cup Chopped dried dates 2 tsp Grated orange zest 2 cup Flour 2 tsp Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp Soda 2 Egg whites 2 Eggs 1 tbsp Vanilla 1 1/4 cup Sugar 1 cup Plain, non-fat yogurt 1/4 cup Almonds (opt.) 1/2 tsp Salt Cinnamon Orange Icing 1 cup Powdered sugar 1 tsp Ground cinnamon 2 tbsp Orange juice 1 tbsp Orange curacao Orange Glaze (opt.) 3 tbsp Orange juice 2 tbsp Sugar

The recipe yield is:
10 Serving

If dates are dry, soak to make them moist. Chop squash in processor. Add dates and orange zest. Blend well. Sift flour with baking powder, soda and salt. Blend dry ingredients. Beat egg. Add yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Add alternately dry mix and egg mix alternately to zucchini. Pour batter into lightly greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 about 45 minutes, or til tests done. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Unmold onto serving platter. If using glaze, peirce top and sides with with toothpicks. Spoon glaze over cake, allowing to soak in until cake is moist but not wet. Cool completely. Drizzle icing over cake and sprinkle with almonds Icing: combine powdered sugar, cinnamon, orange juice and liqueur in bowl. Mix til smooth. Use immediately. Orange Glaze: Stir together til smooth. Note: Avoid using dry old dates. For slightly softer cake texture, add 2 Tbsp melted butter to batter before folding into squash. This will add 2 grams fat per serving. From: The Spectator....Aug 12/92 There is yellow squash hidden in this cake, but you'd never guess it. It's delicate, faintly sweet flavor blends right in. You can use crook neck, straight neck or even yellow zucchini, but be sure to select young squach with soft, thin skins. (why not green zucchini?) This cake, with its accent of chopped dates, needs only a simple icing to dress it up To add extra moistness and a sweet citrus flavour, poke all over the warm cake and pour optional glaze over the cake til it soaks in. Adapted from a rich recipe with sour cream and pecans created by the late Bert Greene.


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