A Sign

I awoke at 4:30 this morning bug eyed with no return to slumber
in sight. What better time to read and write blogs thought I. My
family wouldn’t take kindly to me rattling kitchen
pots and pans at this hour.

I was thumbing through some old Southern Living Magazines last night
before bed and ran across the very same zucchini relish I made last week.
It was in the June 1995 issue. The old Beta Sigma Phi book I got it
from must be older than that.

Anyway..There was a Zucchini Pineapple Cake on the very same page,
so I whipped out my grater. It must be a sign from the
Lord of the harvest I figured.

Now.. This recipe calls for this to be a three layer cake.

How one finds room in the refrigerator between the diet coke,
buttermilk carton, uncooked harvest of vegetables,
and last nights leftover Paella for a three layer cake is beyond me.
Excuse me, I don’t understand foreign languages.

I made a sheet cake instead. If it was a sign surely this one little
moderation wouldn’t hurt.

It didn’t.
The photo or drippy frosting doesn’t give the taste justice.

Zucchini Pineapple Cake

— for cake
2 cups zucchini — grated
3 each large egg
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
15 ounces crushed pineapple — drained
— for frosting
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup butter — softened
8 ounces crushed pineapple — drained
16 ounces powdered sugar

Drain shredded zucchini. Beat eggs with sugar vanilla and oil.

Stir in grated zucchini.

Combine flour,baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Gradually add flour mixture to zucchini mixture mixing well.

Add nuts and raisins.

Flour 3- 8 inch pans and pour in batter. Bake at 325 for 35 minutes

Cool to ice.
For icing mix all frosting ingredients and refrigerate for 1 hour while cake bakes and cools.

Ice cake and keep refrigerated until served.

“Southern Living magazine June 1995 issue”


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aMnePohui
    Sep 23, 2006 @ 05:07:29

    Ll Bean Swim Wear,



  2. sRgtCxBgjPJaVYOY
    Dec 13, 2006 @ 17:16:13

    A Sign Coffee & Cornbread


  3. Dixy-dg
    Jan 18, 2008 @ 16:18:05


  4. July
    Mar 15, 2008 @ 18:48:48


  5. Halo
    Mar 15, 2008 @ 23:20:21


  6. Bill
    Mar 16, 2008 @ 20:11:31


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