This Zucchini Bundt Cake with Crunchy Lemon Glaze is out of this world! A delicious, tender cake finished off with a fabulous lemon glaze. . . you’re going to fall in love with this
(Originally published July 22, 2020)
You may have made a zucchini bundt cake or two in your lifetime, but you haven’t had this cake. The cake itself is completely fabulous and could be eaten as is, nothing else on top. But the crunchy lemon glaze takes this take to a whole new level of amazingness! The granulated sugar in the glaze gives it a little bit of crunch and makes this cake unbelievably good. Please, whatever you do, DO NOT skip the glaze!
I shared this at my in-laws house over the weekend and and to say everyone went a little crazy over it would be an understatement. I came home with an empty plate.
TIPS FOR MAKING THIS ZUCCHINI BUNDT CAKE:
- Normally I am always saying “don’t over bake”, but with this cake, you definitely don’t want to under bake it. A toothpick or cake tester should come out completely clean. Also, when you’re checking to see if it’s done, check more towards the middle of the cake, rather than the outer edge.
- If you don’t have a bundt pan, you can make this in a tube pan.
- This cake can be covered or wrapped and will keep for a few days. You can also freeze this cake, unglazed and then defrost it completely and let it come to room temperature before you put the glaze on.
- I place a piece of parchment paper under the cooling rack the cake is on. Then after I’ve brushed all the glaze on the cake, and it’s dripped down the sides, I lift the cooling rack onto either a clean piece of parchment paper or onto a baking sheet and scrape up the glaze that dripped onto the first piece of parchment paper and spoon it back over the cake. The glaze is so good, you will want to use every last bit of it and not leave any behind.
CAN I LEAVE THE NUTS OUT?
I think most of you know I’m not a huge fan of nuts in baked goods, so I chose to leave the nuts out of this cake and didn’t miss them at all. So yes, you can leave them out, but if you love nuts, then by all means toss them in.
CAN I USE CANOLA OR VEGETABLE OIL INSTEAD OF OLIVE OIL?
Yes you can. I was hesitant the first time I made to use olive oil because I was worried the olive oil taste would be too overpowering in this cake. So the first time I made it I used half olive oil and have canola oil. It was delicious and I couldn’t detect the olive oil taste at all. The second time I made it, I used all olive oil and it was delicious. I couldn’t taste the olive oil at all. Now when I make it I use all olive oil. Feel free to use whatever combination of oil you’d like.
If you don’t have a garden overflowing with zucchini, then you’re going to want to get your hands on some as quickly as possible and make this cake. If you don’t love it as much I know you will, then feel free to send it my way and I’ll gladly take it off your hands.
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Recipe Source: DavidLebovitz.com