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Whole Wheat Zucchini Carrot Cake

We like dessert in our house and I like to bake desserts. But I also like to eat and cook healthy.  So, anytime I can combine the two and make a dessert that is semi healthy I do. This cake is one of those.  It is really good, it is easy, it looks nice when served, and it is a little healthy.

I first heard about this recipe from my sisters.  They had made it quite a few times and kept telling me about it.  They all loved it.  It originally came from Taste Of Home sometime back in the 90’s.

If you do not like the idea of zucchini and avoid recipes the call for it, try this one.  It is really good and might just make you a fan of zucchini.

The title says whole wheat zucchini cake, but you can use all regular flour if you like.

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  1. Lynn – this looks delicious. I was going to make zucc. bread, but I think I will have to work this in as well. 🙂

  2. I have a recipe that is quite similar to this — but we use applesauce in place of the oil to make it even healthier. Yummy! You’re making me hungry.

  3. How do you think this recipe would be if you used less sugar and replaced some/all the oil with applesauce? I’ve been scouring the web for truely lower fat/sugar baked snacks, and they’ve been few and far between. I have a bunch of zucchini, I should just try it out! If I do I’ll let you know:)

  4. Brandis, I think you could use some applesauce fine.Snow white commented that she used a recipe like it but with applesauce. And yes I would try to cut back a little sugar. It has quite a bit so maybe start by cutting out 1/4 or 1/2 cup of sugar. Let me know what you try and how it goes.

  5. I plan to use some ‘drained’ applesauce in place of most of the oil, a mixture of all purpose and wheat flour and use 1 c brown sugar and 3/4 c agave nectar.
    Agave nectar is sweeter than sugar and also affects your body’s glycemic index much less than sugar.

    Thanks for this recipe!

  6. Lynn,

    Do you think you could use four cups of carrots? I do not have Zucchini at the moment.

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