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Golden Zucchini Pecan Cake
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Golden Zucchini Pecan Cake

My step-mum is a goddess in the kitchen and makes a famous magically-moist zucchini bread!  This recipe has emerged from her inspiration.   

Heather's bread is so rich and divine I always want to frost it and call it cake!  I now offer my version of the bread, gone cake, along with a few desserty topping ideas!

I am particularly fond of yellow squash, pecans and nutmeg so they are the stars of this recipe.  It's decadent enough on it's own but goes mega-delish when sugar-dusted, vegan buttercream-frosted or pecan-pralined.  MMM!

Golden Zucchini Pecan Cake

  • 4 cups Yellow Zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Margarine (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable or Sunflower Oil
  • 1 cup organic Vegan Cane Sugar
  • 1 cup organic Vegan Brown Sugar
  • 2 1/3 cups Flour of your choice
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 cups Pecans, chopped
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Grated Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease two loaf pans and set aside
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.  Bake for an hour or until cake is moist but firm and a toothpick comes out clean. 
  4. When serving, you can dust with powdered sugar, drizzle with pecan praline or frost with a vegan buttercream or Tofutti cream cheese-based icing.  There are many simple and wonderful vegan frosting recipes online or you can use your own.
  5. Of course, you can always revert back to enjoying it as a sweet bread; toast it, slice it thin and top it with a pat of melty vegan butter. 

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.




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  1. Veganara
    Vote no 3. Mmmm, I love the sound of this! I am very fond of zucchini/courgettes anyway, and I want to try a stuffed zucchino flower recipe some time, so I may write a blog about that in the future! For a different type of sandwich, have a look at my latest recipe for Triple-Decker Pumpernickel Squares, and if you like it, please vote.
  2. Veganara
    PS: Did you just change the picture accompanying this recipe? I swear it was a picture of a yellow courgette flower to start with, now it's a picture of cake! I like seeing what the cake looks like, anyway. Mouthwatering!
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #4! As you know, yes I love sweets and breads! Wow so many posts today and many by new writers!
  4. BuddhasDelight
    yes, i did change the pic! i actually prefer the squash pic but it was too late to edit it back in. i would love to find a good stuffed zucchini flower recipe, let me know if you have any luck! i have tried them once pretty unsuccessfully! ha. thank you for the votes all. :) carolyn, there are a lot of new writers... it's great! :)


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