Pineapple and Zucchini Cake

    1 hour 35 minutes

    This is an absolute favourite in our house - adults and kids alike! Not to mention a sneaky way to get your kids to eat vegetables (zucchini) and dried fruits (dates).

    4 people made this

    Makes: 2 cakes

    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 2 cups (250g) grated zucchini
    • 225g crushed pineapple, drained
    • 1 cup (145g) dates, pitted and chopped
    • 1 cup (115g) chopped walnuts

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 12x20cm loaf tins.
    2. Mix together flour, bicarb soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and baking powder. Set aside.
    3. Beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until thick. Stir in grated zucchini. Stir in drained pineapple. Mix well.
    4. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Add dates and nuts. Mix well.
    5. Divide batter evenly into two tins. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.

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    This recipe is great. My family and friends are all hounding me for the recipe. This is one to add to MY cookbook.  -  30 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the best Zucchini bread.. I make it just as the recipes indicates and put it into 2 loaf pans.. It turns out everytime great.. The pineapple is a great addition. I have made this numerous times. A sure keeper..  -  29 Mar 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Soooo good. Made it for a family dinner dessert, didn't make frosting, but had whipped cream. So many people that had said they couldn't stand zucchini asked for the recipe.. Have made his recipe with carrot and is just as good.  -  27 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)