Pistachio, Lime & Zucchini Loaf

moist loaf cake with a nutty crunch
Pistachio, Lime and Zucchini Loaf Recipe-Delicious Ho to Make Pistachio, Lime & Zucchini Loaf-Delicious Pistachio, Lime & Zucchini Loaf
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Ingredients

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For the loaf
4 Eggs
1 cup Soft brown sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
6 tbsp Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Lime zest and juice
9 ounces Zucchini grated
2 1/3 cups Self-rising flour
2 tsp Baking powder
3.5 ounces Pistachio nuts
For the lime-cream cheese frosting
4.5 ounces Cream Cheese
1 tbsp Butter
2 cups Icing sugar
1 lime Lime zest
2 tsp Lime juice

Nutritional information

609
Calories
29g
Fat
79g
Carbohydrates
10g
Protein
103mg
Cholesterol
112mg
Sodium
Features:
    Ingredients
    • For the loaf

    • For the lime-cream cheese frosting

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    This Pistachio, Lime & Zucchini Loaf recipe is a my go-to loaf cake. I love a good loaf cake and this amazing limey, nutty one is no exception!

    It’s hard to go wrong with loaf cakes – that’s why I usually choose to make one when I am baking for a crowd. I made this cake for a recent coffee morning I hosted for my book club. They loved the cake and were so surprised when I told them that one of the main ingredients was zucchini! People are not used to adding vegetables to sweet treats, but zucchini in this cake works in the same way as carrot does in a carrot cake – it adds moisture! And I firmly believe that adding veggies makes sweet treats healthier!

    Prepping this cake couldn’t be easier – you simply mix the wet ingredients together before. Add the zucchini and then stir in the dry ingredients. Make sure you allow for cooling time as the cake needs to be completely cold before adding the frosting.

    To make Pistachio, Lime & Zucchini Loaf, you will need the following ingredients:

    Pistachio, Lime and Zucchini Loaf Recipe-Delicious Ho to Make Pistachio, Lime & Zucchini Loaf-Delicious Pistachio, Lime & Zucchini Loaf

    So, how to make Pistachio, Lime & Zucchini Loaf?

    Steps

    1
    Done
    5

    Heat the oven and prepare a tin

    Preheat the oven to 340 °F. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.

    2
    Done
    2

    Combine wet ingredients

    In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together, then add oil, yoghurt, vanilla essence, lime zest and juice, mix until fully combined.

    3
    Done
    2

    Mix in the zucchini

    Add the zucchini and stir well.

    4
    Done
    2

    Stir in the dry ingredients

    Stir in the flour, baking powder and most of the pistachios (save a couple of tablespoons to sprinkle on top of the frosting).

    5
    Done
    50

    Bake

    Put the cake batter in the loaf tin. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the loaf has risen and is golden on top. When it is cooked an inserted toothpick should come out clean.

    6
    Done
    30

    Cool

    Allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack.

    7
    Done
    2

    Make the frosting

    Beat the cream cheese and butter together in a bowl. Add most of the lime zest and the juice. Then stir in the icing sugar until the frosting seems thick enough to sit on top of the cake without sliding off!

    8
    Done
    2

    Frost

    When the cake has cooled down completely, spread a thick layer of icing over the top. Decorate with the remaining pistachios and lime zest.

    9
    Done

    Serve

    Serve with a cup of your favorite tea or coffee.

    This Pistachio, Lime & Zucchini Loaf recipe is a winner! The zucchini makes this cake super moist. Try it soon and make sure you tag your baking posts with #cookmerecipes.

    Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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    Athina

    Bethany, thanks for sharing this recipe! Well done!

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