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Cranberry Zucchini Wedges

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

2 cakes (8 pieces each)

I try to slip zucchini into as many dishes as possible. These cake wedges have wonderful flavor and a tender texture. They are pretty, too, with bits of pineapple, cranberries and zucchini. And they're perfect for brunch.—Redawna Kalynchuk, Sexsmith, Alberta
Cranberry Zucchini Wedges Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup tightly packed shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Sugared cranberries, optional

Directions

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice (save remaining juice for another use). Place the pineapple and reserved juice in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, vanilla and pineapple mixture; stir into the dry ingredients until blended. Fold in the zucchini, cranberries and nuts.
  3. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Just before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar. If desired, top with sugared cranberries.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 354 calories, 17g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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