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Orange Cranberry Zucchini Cake
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and line two round 8 inch cake pans with butter and parchment paper. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl cream together the sugars, orange zest and melted butter. Add the applesauce and orange juice, then mix in the eggs. Mix in the vanilla and sour cream. Mix in the zucchini and cranberries into the wet ingr. . .
Prep Time: 00:30
Cook Time: 00:35
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
3/4 cup of white sugar
3/4 brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup of melted butter
1/2 cup of applesauce
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/3 cup of sour cream
2 cups of shredded fresh zucchini
1 cup of fresh cranberries
zest and juice from one large orange
1Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and line two round 8 inch cake pans with butter and parchment paper.
2In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
3In a large bowl cream together the sugars, orange zest and melted butter. Add the applesauce and orange juice, then mix in the eggs. Mix in the vanilla and sour cream.
4Mix in the zucchini and cranberries into the wet ingredients. Take the dry ingredients and fold it into the wet until just combined. Separate the batter into the two prepare pans equally.
5Bake for 30 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and when a toothpick is inserted comes out clean.
6Remove the cakes from the oven and allow them to cool completely before icing.
7Directions for icing and decorating the cake:
8Make the cream cheese icing by creaming together 1 - 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened, and 6 tablespoons of butter. Add 3 cups of icing sugar and orange zest from one large orange. Cream all the ingredients together until nice and smooth.
9Remove the cakes from the pans, take the parchment paper off the bottoms. place one cake on a cake stand and add about 1/3 of the icing to it, place the next piece of cake on top. Add the rest of the icing to the top and start working it towards the edges and with a flat metal spatula smear the icing all around the sides.
10If you want to add a few embellishments to the cake, add a few frozen cranberries, skinny strips of orange peels and also a few thin slices of freshly cut oranges.
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