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Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cindy West of Marshalltown, Iowa fixes this moist snack cake topped with sweet cream cheese frosting. "Squares of this cake freeze extremely well," she notes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and oil. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in zucchini. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cake and cut into squares. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 254 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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