Ispanakli Kek [Turkish Spinach Cake]

"Want to get more greens into your children? Well this is the perfect cake recipe. Use any leafy green vegetable. This cake is not super-sweet so goes well with various icings. Can be made a mini-loaves or cupcakes. I freeze portions of this for school lunches.Perfect for St Patrick's Day!"
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  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F/180 deg Celsius.
  • Add spinach, olive oil, vanilla and lemon juice to a blender or food processor and blend to a puree.
  • Add eggs and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour and baking powder.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the spinach mixture. Fold together until uniform.
  • Pour into greased 13"x 9" pan.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes. Check with a skewer to see if fully cooked.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Can be eaten with whipped cream or a cream cheese icing.

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