Lemon Summer Squash Cake

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I first made this cake in 1996 when I adapted a recipe in a community cookbook, Treasure Chest of Recipes (Merrilville, IN).  I used a recipe for chocolate zucchini cake, but changed the ingredients around to make a lemon cake using the pretty yellow summer squash from my garden.  This makes a very tart, soft and delicious cake.

LEMON SUMMER SQUASH CAKE

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups grated yellow squash
  • 2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup milk

Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl and set aside.  Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and beat until well mixed.  Stir in squash, lemon peel and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients, lemon juice and milk until dry ingredients are incorporated.

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Pour into well greased 12-cup Bundt pan …
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…and bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees F until a tester inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes .
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Use a knife to loosen around the sides of pan and around tube, then invert cake onto a rack to continue cooling.

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While cake is still warm, pour lemon glaze over cake.

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1-½ Tblsp. Lemon juice

In a small bowl, mix sugar, lemon peel and lemon juice together until smooth.

10-12 servings 

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

12 thoughts on “Lemon Summer Squash Cake”

  1. You are so adventuresome when it comes to cooking, Lillian…I have to follow a recipe to the letter & PRAY that it comes out right, even then.
    I ♥♥♥ lemon in any form, so I hope to try this one soon.
    Thanks for the recipe!

    I made a white wine bundt cake for our family reunion over the weekend &it was a big hit. I will post it & the recipe soon. It tastes like apple cake!

  2. This looks very interesting. I’m going to print this out and let my MIL try it out. She lives with us now. She likes cooking and baking and squash. I think she’ll enjoy this one. I’ve missed reading you and hope to catch up on everything I’ve missed.

  3. Lillian,
    I always enjoy reading your ideas, I have been wanting to add something lemon to our Thanksgiving desert line-up, especially for one of my son-in-laws who loves lemon! And I actually have yellow squash in my garden this year. Thanks for this great recipe!

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