Cranberry Zucchini Wedges Recipe
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Cranberry Zucchini Wedges Recipe

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I try to slip zucchini into as many dishes as possible. These cake wedges have wonderful flavor and a tender texture, and are pretty, too - with bits of pineapple, cranberries and zucchini. They're great for brunch.—Redawna Kalynchuk, Sexsmith, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup tightly packed shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 354 calories, 17g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice (save remaining juice for another use). Place the pineapple and reserved juice in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, vanilla, pineapple mixture; stir into the dry ingredients until blended. Fold in the zucchini, cranberries and nuts.
  3. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Just before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 2 cakes (8 wedges each).
Originally published as Cranberry Zucchini Wedges in Taste of Home August/September 2004, p32

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Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 142035
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"I really hate to break the cycle of 5 stars, but I thought the pineapple in this recipe was too strong. It's a good recipe, just needs some tweaking for our tastes. Also, I prefer almonds for this particular recipe, but that's just my taste."

marykane26 User ID: 6337442 59397
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"This is wonderful, I made this in six small bread pans. It taste better tomorrow after the flavors blend."

Diggs21 User ID: 1016037 59502
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"excellent, very tasty."

larkendra User ID: 2967673 136095
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"This is so moist and wonderful. I added about 1 tsp of crushed rosemary and only 1 cup of sugar and it tastes great."

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 59500
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"These are really good!! Nice moist texture, easy to mix up, good balance between the cranberries and the cake. Will definitely keep this one handy!"

OZAnne User ID: 5242959 59417
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"I will definitely make this ummy cake! Wouldn't crushed pineapple (drained) work as well?"

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 59393
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"My dad LOVES LOVES LOVES this recipe!! Thanks for yet another awesome treat :)"

radcook User ID: 1444409 107763
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"This has turned out to be one of my favorite recipes. I was looking for something to do with fresh cranberries that I bought on holiday close out and this fit the bill Took it to a potluck a few months ago and got rave reviews. I just make them ahead and freeze."

kaly_ab User ID: 1070646 142876
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2009 Edited Nov. 26, 2014

"Thank you China! Everywhere I take these I get rave reviews!

You sure could OZAnne when I first created the recipe I was living in a pretty remote area so I was making due with the ingredients I had on hand that day! I never used to buy crushed pineapple but I definitely do now!"

bakingballerina User ID: 861361 142874
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2008

"Those look so delicious Redawna!"

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