Sunday, January 07, 2007

Zucchini Spice Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup nuts
1 cup raisins

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil, spice, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well until batter is smooth. Fold in grated zucchini, nuts and raisins. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13" cake pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool and frost as desired.

This recipe was collected by my mother, Doris Hill. She wrote it by hand on a recipe card for her files.

I like to plump the raisins when I use them in cakes or cookies. It's easy to do and they taste much better. Put the raisins in a microwave dish with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on high for 1 minute and let the raisins sit in the microwave until you are ready for them. Drain them well before adding them to the dough.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)