Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Surprise Recipe Swap

Welcome to the Surprise Recipe Swap hosted by Jutta at Hungry Little Girl.  The SRS (Surprise Recipe Swap) is a wonderful opportunity to meet other bloggers, build blogging friendships and explore others recipes.

Here is how it works:
Each month on the 1st you will be assigned to another participating blogger. You will then visit their blog and pick a recipe you want to cook or bake and post about it.  Posting day is always the 20th of the month!   You are not supposed to tell the blogger you are assigned to, that you are making something of their page.  Your post has to have the SRS posting format (very simple instructions will be send to you, once you get approved) and should include link backs to the original recipe, pictures and of course your own opinion!  You will be assigned to a new partner each month, so that you never have the same link backs.

This month I was assigned to Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom.  Nicole is a wife, mother, and farmer.  This is a woman after my own heart.  As I get older I have this crazy desire to sell everything, and move away from everyone.  I want to buy a small farm and get back to basics.  My husband thinks I'm crazy but I keep dreaming about it!

I loved Nicole's blog.  She has some great recipes posted and I loved the pictures of the farm.  I really liked several of the recipes but when I came across Grandma Jessie's Zucchini Cake, I knew this was the recipe I had to make.  I love recipes that have been handed down.  Here is the recipe:


3 eggs                                                                                        
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil                                                                                     
2 cups ground/shredded zucchini,  (including rind & seeds, packed)
2 cups flour                                                                                
¼ teaspoon baking powder                                                       
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt                                                                          
2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 teaspoons vanilla                                                                   
1 cup nuts

Beat the eggs.  Add sugar, oil, and zucchini and mix well.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Pour into greased 9x13 cake pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

1 cup sugar                                                                             
½ cup evaporated milk
6 tablespoons margarine or butter                                          
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine ingredients in small saucepan and boil 2 minutes.  Pour over warm cake.
This cake was easy, and delicious.  I loved how the edges of the cake crisped up.  I kept dunking it in the glaze.  YUM!  Check out Nicole's blog - you won't be disappointed.



  1. The cake sounds delicious and I love the individual portions!

  2. Ordinarily, I HATE zucchini, but I ALWAYS eat it in cake! lol This looks so good and that glaze? MMM! Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link:

  3. Love the idea of making individual ones and the glaze makes me drool!

  4. Loving the mini squares! Looks like a fun and tasty way to squeeze in some more zucchini. :)


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