Zucchini Olive Oil Bundt with Crunchy Lemon Glaze - Day #16 of I Like Big Bundts

Monday, November 1, 2010

Zucchini Olive Oil Bundt with Crunchy Lemon Glaze - I Like Big Bundts

Zucchini Olive Oil Bundt with Crunchy Lemon Glaze

Welcome to Day #16 of I Like Big Bundts...the Food Librarian's quest to present 30 Bundts in 30 Days! All leading up to National Bundt Day on November 15th. Can you believe it is already November? The countdown to National Bundt Day has begun! Do you have your recipe picked out?! :) I hope you make a Bundt! (I'll do a round up like last year so please plan to send me your link!)

Zucchini Olive Oil Bundt with Crunchy Lemon Glaze - I Like Big Bundts
Lin wrote me an email suggesting this Bundt. She knows I like Olive Oil cakes and I love Lemon...so this cake is a perfect match! Lin made the adapted recipe from Savoring Time in the Kitchen, and I made the one from David Lebovitz. Both are adapted from Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen by Gina DePalma.

Zucchini Olive Oil Bundt with Crunchy Lemon Glaze - I Like Big Bundts Zucchini Olive Oil Bundt with Crunchy Lemon Glaze - I Like Big Bundts
Susan of Savoring Time in the Kitchen added chocolate to her cake and baked it in the pretty Heritage pan from Williams-Sonoma. David Lebovitz made his in the classic Bundt. Both look delicious!

I finely grated the zucchini and squeezed out some of the water. And since there are four zucchinis, olive oil, and good for you nuts, this bundt is perfect for you. Have another slice. Ha ha.

Zucchini Olive Oil Bundt with Crunchy Lemon Glaze - I Like Big Bundts
After the Bundt is baked, you make a lemon, sugar and powdered sugar glaze. Using a pastry brush, the glaze is brushed on the warm cake. I made this Bundt in the Heritage pan from Williams-Sonoma. It is definitely one of my favorite Bundt pans. Sooooo pretty.

Zucchini Olive Oil Bundt with Crunchy Lemon Glaze - I Like Big Bundts
Okay, now that I've made 16 Bundts in 16 days, I'm starting to see things. Do you see the fish? I think it kinda looks like Dory from my favorite movie, Finding Nemo. Yeah, I think I should go to bed now.

See you back here tomorrow for another Bundt! - mary the food librarian

Recipe:
David Lebovitz's version (no chocolate) of Zucchini Cake with Crunchy Lemon Glaze
Savoring Time in the Kitchen's version (with chocolate) of Zucchini Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Glaze

My notes:
- Used walnut pieces from Trader Joe's and Trader Joe's pecans
- Baked in the Heritage Pan
- Used Extra-Virgin Olive Oil from Trader Joe's
- Added zest of one lemon to the batter (David Lebovitz said he would do this next time)
- I used 4 regular sized zucchini (what they sell in the grocery store, not the huge ones you find behind the shed in the garden at the end of summer and then leave on your neighbor's doorstep as a "gift from the garden").
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13 comments:

Luciana said... [Reply to comment]

Complimenti è una ricetta fantastica e lo stampo è bellissimo!!! :)

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Where did you get this pan? This bundt not only sounds delicious but it's a stunner too.

JelliDonut said... [Reply to comment]

That pan is gorgeous! My daughter was just asking about making cakes with olive oil. This sounds like the perfect introduction to olive oils cakes. Thanks!

vanillasugar said... [Reply to comment]

oh i just want to eat the tops off! LOLOL! bad i know, but those crusty edges are calling me.

Jennifurla said... [Reply to comment]

the bundt pan is so super cool and the cake is just frop dead evil gorgeous

moowiesqrd said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome bundt pan... might have to run out to W-S to pick one up! I made Gina DePalma's original recipe and it is so very good. I love olive oil cakes because they're still cakes without being too overwhelmingly sweet.

Ellen Shipley said... [Reply to comment]

Go Lin! 8-]

Nichi said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous.. awesome pan as always!

My Kitchen in the Rockies said... [Reply to comment]

I've made this recipe recently and it is delicious!! I love the bundt form!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous bundt. Love the Dory slice, too!

jenna laughs said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I love the idea of an olive oil cake with lemon glaze. Can't wait to try it.

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Wow what an amazing looking bundt! Loving the crunchy lemon glaze...yum!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

I'm pretty tired of sweet baked goods right now but the combination of zucchini and lemon sounds irresistible!!

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