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Aug 7, 2009 05:40 PM

grating veggies, bundt cakes

i made my first zucchini cake tonight and i grated the zucchini with a carrot peeler. it created long ribbons and i went with it... but know i realize the recipe might have called for a cheese grater? is that right?

also, it was in a bundt pan and the crust turned very brown by the time it was finished. is it best to tent the cake with aluminum foil in the future? not sure there will be a future for this pan - my cake totally cracked in half.

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  1. Yes, they meant the smaller holes of a box grater, or the shredding disc of a food processor. Bundt pans are usually 12 cups - a large amount of batter if the pan is full. They require a good hour to bake, so you need to make sure your oven is not too hot. Also, the grooved countours of a Bundt pan mean you have to be very careful to thoroughly grease and flour every little nook and cranny, or the cake will stick. Zucchini bread (which is a quick cake) is usually made in a loaf pan. With a loaf or square pan, it's easy to make a sling of tin foil or parchment, for no-hassle release of the baked cake.