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Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes 1 loaf
1 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 ½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs beaten
3 tablespoons warm water
1 cup grated zucchini
½ teaspoon lime juice
½ cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray loaf pan with oil. In a small bowl combine raisins and warm water and let sit for 10 minutes so raisins can get plump. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients: flour, salt, nutmeg, and baking soda, cinnamon and brown sugar. In a medium bowl combine oil, eggs, grated zucchini and strained raisins, plus 3 tablespoons of the water the raisins were soaking in. Add to the dry ingredients. Mix well and pour into loaf pan. Bake for one hour until the tester comes out clean. Cool on metal rack for 20 minutes. When cool remove bread from pan. Frost the bread with cream cheese frosting right before serving.
Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz softened cream cheese
4 oz confectionary sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
Combine ingredients using an electric mixer until smooth. Use to frost zucchini cake or keep in refrigerator until ready to serve cake and frost just before serving.

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