When this dish was served at a Shabbat meal several months ago, I was hesitant to have a taste since Zucchini was one of the ingredients. If it had been a kugel, then I would not have given it a second thought, but Zucchini cake? After my husband rolled his eyes I realized I was being childish and gave it a try. After that first bite, I had 2 slices!

This recipe can be served as muffins, as a side dish in a loaf pan or for dessert in a bundt pan! It is fluffy and moist with a hint of cinnamon.


2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
3 eggs (or 1 cup egg beaters)
1 Tbsp. vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini (3 small or 2 medium zucchini peeled) – BUT, YOU DON’T HAVE TO PEEL THEM – TASTES GREAT EITHER WAY.

Blend the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla together. Ad all the dry ingredients and then add the zucchini last. Mix well.Bake at 350 for 50 minutes in 2 greased 10 ” loaf pans, or bake for longer in one bundt pan.

(Bake it until it is browned on top and a toothpick comes out clean).

-  Recipe submitted by Nina Safar of “Kosher in the Kitch”