Zucchini (Or Carrot) Cake With Lemon Frosting

"Zucchini cake and lemon frosting--a marriage made in heaven."
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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 9-inch pan.
  • Blend all cake ingredients except raisins on low speed for 1/2 minute.
  • Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
  • Stir in raisins.
  • Pour into pan.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until tests done.
  • For frosting, beat all frosting ingredients until smooth and fluffy.
  • Frost when cake is fully cooled.
  • Keep refrigerated.

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  1. This turned out very tasty but dry. I don't know if it was because I used carrots or if it was my oven...I did increase the milk to the 1/3 cup. I really love the spices and the raisins (I used golden). I had to add extra lemon juice to the frosting to make it the right consistency and it turned out very nice with the cake but I think a lemon cream cheese frosting would be even better. I'll try this again with zucchini and some added applesauce and a cream cheese frosting. Made for Holiday Tag.
  2. Wow! This cake was so easy to put together with ingredients I keep on hand, and it's the perfect size for 8 servings (more than enough for DH and I). We aren't fond of raisins, so I didn't use them. I would like to add nuts in the future, too. The wow factor came from the wonderful lemon frosting - very fresh, sweet/tart and creamy. Perfect with this cake.


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