There are a few reasons why I'm a loyal fan of The Pioneer Woman-- she's funny and she writes really well. She's real. She also knows how to pick great recipes. This is one of them. If you want to see her high-caloric version, it's on her blog.
VERDICT: Even without the frosting, I loved the moistness of this cake. It's terrific as a snack cake, or even with a morning cup of coffee. I'll bet this will taste even better tomorrow. This is a classic cake recipe that deserves to be made. There's no butter in this-- just 3 tablespoons of canola oil. It's got the perfect balance of spices. I think I'd reduce the pineapple by half. Oh, and you can use shredded carrots instead of zucchini and get great results (as the original recipes says).
I cannot wait to share with you some healthy recipes I've been making. It's definitely grilling season in my neck of the woods. I'll try and post them this week. The recipe for this cake is at the bottom of this post. I included the frosting recipe, for those of you who want to make this. It's a keeper!
Two more weeks until Spring Break!