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Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This zucchini cake is moist, delicious, and perfectly spiced. It's topped with a yummy cream cheese frosting. It will be your new favorite way to eat your vegetables. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 18
Calories: 392kcal

Ingredients

Zucchini Cake

  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (drained)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 4 TBS butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Zucchini Cake

  • Shred zucchini and set into a strainer, and squeeze out some of the extra liquid.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together oil, brown sugar and white sugar.
  • Mix in the eggs and stir till just combined.
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Gently fold the dry ingredients into wet ingredients until all mixed.
  • Fold in the zucchini and pecans.
  • Pour into the prepared 9x13 pan
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until toothpick insert comes out clean or edges are pulling away from sides.
  • Cool completely on baking rack before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the butter and stir until smooth.
  • On low speed beat in the powder sugar and vanilla extract until all smooth.
  • Continue mixing till light and fluffy.
  • Frost the cooled cake with the frosting, and top with pecans if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 324IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg