Fruits and Veggies (?)

It has been another busy week in the kitchen!  I made two cakes and jam.  I will be sharing only one cake and the jam with you for now.  I am saving the second cake for its own post.

The Sundays with Joy recipe this week is Zucchini Cream Cheese Pound Cake.  Normally I would think that having zucchini in a cake would be gross.  Just like I thought with the avocado pound cake.  But I was wrong, for both cakes!  This cake is amazing!  You really can’t taste the zucchini but it makes it nice and moist.  By the way, did you know that zucchini is technically a fruit?  It is.  I just googled it.

shredded zucchini and cake batter

And this is the type of cake you can have either for breakfast or dessert.  I made a brown sugar cream cheese frosting from the Joy the Baker cookbook as well.  So last night I had some with the frosting and this morning I had it warmed up with butter.

I made another Joy the Baker recipe that she posted on her blog earlier this week.  It is Strawberry Raspberry Vanilla Quick Jam.  I had the raspberries I picked from Smolak Farms last week so I thought this would be perfect.  However, Luke woke up while I was in the middle of cooking it on the stove.  I thought I was ok letting it simmer, but no.  Had the heat too high and almost burnt it, but saved it just in time!  See, I just can’t figure it out.. .I blame my old stove.

This jam was incredibly easy so if you are looking for a quick, delicious recipe with fresh fruit, this is the one to try.  You can find the recipe here.

Again, another recipe that you can have for just about any meal.  This morning I had it on toasted waffles but this would make a great sauce on top of ice cream.

It looked nicer before I decided to cut it, but you get the idea.

If you haven’t been able to tell already, I love Joy the Baker.  She is so creative and every recipe I have made from her book or blog has come out great.  Definitely check out her cookbook and site!

Cassie 🙂

2 thoughts on “Fruits and Veggies (?)

  1. Pingback: Zucchini Banana Bread « I Need to Bake

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