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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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."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

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

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"excellent, very tasty."

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."

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!"

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