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    Cucuzza Cake

    Cucuzza Cake. Photo by Kim D.

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Kim D.'s Note:

    My Aunt Mae used to grow cucuzza's in her back yard when I was a little girl. Cucuzza is a long, green squash. She normally fried them up and served them with spaghetti every Sunday. I recently found this recipe for cucuzza cake. I made it last weekend and my family loved it... even the picky kids! My husband ate almost a whole cake for breakfast and asked me to bake some more! I guess I will be making this cake often! The original recipe said to bake for one hour, but my cakes were done at 45 minutes.

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    Glazed Icing


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder together and set aside.
    3. 3
      Beat eggs with sugar, oil and vanilla.
    4. 4
      Add flour mixture to egg mixture, mix well.
    5. 5
      Add grated cucuza (skin, seed and all), orange zest, pineapple and pecans.
    6. 6
      Mix well.
    7. 7
      Divide batter into 2 greased loaf pans.
    8. 8
      Pan should be about 1/2 full.
    9. 9
      Bake for 45 minutes, or until cakes test done.
    10. 10
      Let cool for about 10 minutes.
    11. 11
      Mix all icing ingredients together, using enough milk to get a smooth, spreadable icing.
    12. 12
      Remove cakes from pans and glaze tops of cakes while warm.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 02, 2013


      I baked this cake with a small portion of our large cocuzza crop grown this summer. My family really enjoyed it. Nothing leftover. I will make again but may add more spices to the batter and reduce the sugar and some oil. Will add some nutmeg perhaps 1/2 tsp ginger or 1/2tsp allspice in next batch. Will post the results.

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    • on June 21, 2008


      Very yummy! This cake does disappear before your eyes. Wonderful with coffee or tea. I did peel my cucuzza before using, and one smaller-sized squash was enough for this recipe as well as Kim's Chocolate Cucuzza Cake which was also delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cucuzza Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (2072 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2538.8
    Calories from Fat 1126
    Total Fat 125.1 g
    Saturated Fat 24.1 g
    Cholesterol 275.3 mg
    Sodium 658.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 324.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    Sugars 199.3 g
    Protein 38.4 g

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