Zucchini Cake with lemon cream cheese frosting

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When life gives you giant zucchinis – make giant zucchini cake!

This must be very fitting for this recipe, to illustrate what I mean please see the image below. I had been away from my summerhouse in almost three weeks, and when I came back, this giant zucchini was laying in the garden with a few other quite smaller zucchinis. So what to do… bake a cake of course, and since I was not in the mood for some of the healthy stuff, this is just a normal cake, full of delicious calories 😉

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Ingredients:

400 gram grated zucchini

250 gram brown sugar

4 eggs

300 gram flour

100 gram chopped walnuts

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 vanilla pod

3 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. cardamom

For the lemon cream cheese frosting:

250 gram cream cheese

100 gram butter

300 gram icing sugar

Grated lemon peel and a little lemon juice

Method:

Preheat the oven on 180 degree Celsius.

Whip the eggs and brown sugar ( I use a Kitchen Aid).

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, and mix them with eggs and sugar.

Add the squash and the walnuts.

Pour the dough in a greased spring form pan.

Bake the cake for around 30-35 minutes and let it cool down.

Meanwhile you can do the frosting:

Whip the icing sugar and the butter in a bowl.

Whip in the cream cheese and the lemon

Spread it on the cake when it is cooled down, and sprinkle with whatever you got in the pantry 🙂

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Grilled purple carrots with pea dip

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With the nice weather that finally came to Denmark, the carrot in my garden actually started to grow, and there is nothing better than grilled carrots. I prefer carrots with all sorts of color, it makes them so much more appetizing, so I planted purple carrots in my garden. It was perfect to grill them , the carrots became tender, but also kind of crispy. This was really an easy side order for the meat, and perfect if you don’t eat bread and pasta. You can also make these on a grill pan or an electric grill, the result will be just as delicious and healthy.

Ingredients:

10 carrots (they were not very big)

2 tbs. olive oil

Fresh herbs – I used parsley and coriander from my garden

Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Put some olive oil on the carrots and grill them on each side for a few minutes. Drizzle them with herbs and salt and pepper, and you are in for some healthy delicious food 🙂

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Recipe for the pea dip:

2 dl. peas ( i used fresh, but frozen is also okay)

1 dl. Creme fraiche

A handful of Mint leaves

Salt and pepper

Blend it all in a blender and serve it with the carrots.

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For instance you can get a recipe for these amazing low calorie/no flour cookies on the app 😉image1 (2)