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Zucchini Cake made with freshly grated zucchini and a lovely blend of spices to create a perfectly sweet, simple Zucchini Cake. Sheet cake instructions included as well! 
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EASY ZUCCHINI CAKE

Zucchini Cake made with freshly grated zucchini and a lovely blend of spices to create a perfectly sweet, simple Zucchini Cake. Sheet cake instructions included as well! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini cake
Servings: 16
Calories: 350kcal

Ingredients

Recipe for a 9x13 sheet cake

  • 1.5 cups grated unpeeled zucchini
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil {can substitute applesauce}
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts {optional}

Pourable Browned Butter Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter {do not use margarine!}
  • 2- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease one 9x13 pan.
  • Grate zucchini & set aside.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, white sugar, brown sugar, spices and salt in a large bowl until well blended. Beat the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla in a separate bowl until smooth. Fold in the flour mixture, then stir in the zucchini and walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting and cutting.
  • Frosting: In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until butter turns a nice golden brown. It took mine 5-10 minutes and when it turned, it turned very suddenly. Remove from heat. Add in remaining ingredients, stirring until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Spread on cake immediately.

Notes

Recipe can be doubled for an 11x15 sheet cake! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg