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How do you add zucchini to cake mix?

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Zucchini can be added to cake mix by shredding the zucchini and adding it in place of oil. Zucchini is naturally moist and has the same baking traits as oil.

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In order to better disguise the zucchini in the cake, it should be peeled before shredding. If the cake calls for one cup of oil, that can be replaced with one cup of shredded zucchini. If the batter ends up less moist than usual, the zucchini can be increased gradually to the baker's preference.

Zucchini has a number of health benefits. One cup of zucchini has 36 calories and 10 percent of the recommended daily dose of dietary fiber, which helps digestion. It's low in cholesterol and can help keep blood pressure low, as zucchini is full of magnesium and potassium. Zucchini is also high in vitamins C and A, which work to provide the body with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. Copper is also found in zucchini, and this can work to deter the development of hyper-in?ammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and osteoarthritis. The vitamins C and A and folate that are found in zucchini act as antioxidants that help ?ght oxidative stress that can lead to a few different types of cancer.

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