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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


  • 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
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk


  • 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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  • Paula
    Jul 16, 2020

    I really thought this was ok except it was too sweet for my liking, even though I cut the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups. I think the amount of batter fits that size pan perfectly but it is not a huge amount of batter. Therefore in my opinion the amount of sugar to the amount of batter is excessive.

  • Pam
    Aug 8, 2017

    I was very disappointed in the amount of batter for the size pan you have in recipe. I reduced the pan size to a regular 13x9 cake pan. There was only 4 cups batter and for a 15x10x1 you need 8 cups. I don't see anywhere that says to double the recipe for that size pan. It's in the oven, will let you know how it turns out :)

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    Sep 3, 2012


  • sugarlou
    Aug 18, 2012

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  • PSWH
    Aug 10, 2012

    Cake was very tasty, it took longer than the 25 min. that was suggested to bake.

  • Kris Countryman
    Aug 16, 2011

    This is a very moist and yummy cake.

  • crystallee
    Sep 4, 2006

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