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Zucchini Cake Recipe

This recipe came from my mother, whom I still proclaim as one of the best cooks in the country! Every time I serve it, it brings back memories of all the good old-fashioned cakes she lovingly prepared.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix oil, eggs and vanilla; add to flour mixture and beat. Add zucchini; mix well. Fold in nuts. Pour into three well-greased 9-in. round baking pans.
  • 2. Bake at 325° for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter; blend in sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Frost between layers and top and sides of cake. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 931 calories, 49 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 511 mg sodium, 117 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.