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Zucchini cake with lime curd and whipped Cream Fraiche

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I got to meet an on-line friend today. It is so fun to meet someone in person you have chatted with. We had a wonderful chat, yummy tea and Zucchini cake with lime curd and whipped Cream Fraiche. It was a lovely day. One thing about the cake, when you spread the filling do not spread to edge. The filling spreads when you add the top of cake. My poor friend had to have cake with curd dripping off the side. It was yummy but messy. You could serve slice of cake then spoon curd and cream over the top.

Zucchini Cake
¼ cup butter
¼ cup oil
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 ¼ cup shredded zucchini
1 ½ cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt

Pre-heat oven 350. Grease and flour cake pan. Cream butter and sugar. Then add oil, vanilla and eggs. Sift together dry imprudence and add to wet. Mix and then mix in zucchini. Pour in pan, bake about 25-35 minutes. Till cake tester come out clean.
Cool, then slice cake horizontally into two. Spread lime curd on bottom layer, then spoon whipped cream over curd. Then place top of cake back on whipped cream. Just whip the Cream Fraiche like whipped cream. Add 2 TBL of sugar and whip. It is like tangy whip cream.
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Lime Curd
 
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Creme Fraiche
Creme fraiche is a naturally thickened cream with a tart and tangy flavor. Since heavy cream is pasteurized in the United States, it lacks the bacteria needed to produce creme fraiche. This can be remedied by combining 2 tbsp buttermilk per 1 cup heavy cream in a covered glass container and letting it sit in a warm place for 24 hours. Stir well and refrigerate
Painting by Jennifer Spencer

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Rosa

Sounds yummy. I didn't know that about creme fraiche! Thanks for the tip.

Randi

The recipe sounds wonderful and I LOVE the picture on the top of the post!

Debbie

Thankfully I have a zucchini and limes on hand, because I can't wait to try this~it sounds great!
Thanks Clarice!

Susan P.

Clarice, you always have the yummiest sounding recipes! Thanks for sharing.

Joanne

Oh, so yummy!
I have to try it soon!
Yesterday I made Debbie's
Blueberry Buckle...you have got to try it! It came out of the oven, and was greeted by a fan club that just devoured it to the last crumb!(thanks Debbie)
You gals come up with the greatest recipes!:)

Mrs.Staggs

This sounds like a great combination of flavors.
I love lime curd and the creme fraiche is a perfect compliment to the cake.
Thank you for the recipe!

Linda

Oh yum, that sounds good. I'm hungry. Mom

Selena

My husband is a crème fraiche addict. Whenever we are at his mums for a visit (she lives in the UK) she always has crème fraiche for him with our fruit salad. He could eat an entire pint without even including the fruit. I must say that I enjoy it as well. Your cake sounds heavenly. Starting this fall I am going to try to start baking again from scratch after nearly a 2 year break. You’re a great inspiration for me.

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