Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Bake yourself happy with this spiced zucchini cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - Bake yourself happy with this spiced zucchini cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

When it rains zucchini, it pours. At least in my neck of the woods. And when it does, I have two lines of defense: Ratatouille (to appease FishChick7) and baked goods (for the rest of the family). We have some very favorite zucchini recipes like Gramma Ruthie’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake and my Bulk Zucchini Bread. And these Zucchini Fritters are definitely near the top of the list.

My new favorite is this cake. Rich in spices and a cream cheese frosting, it packs some great flavors. We took it on a picnic with the grandparents and one of their cowboy buddies. He was thrilled when I sent several pieces home with him. It’s really yummy.

If I do say so myself.

Got zucchini? Make this.

Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting - Bake yourself happy with this spiced zucchini cake topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

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Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cream cheese frosting, spiced zucchini cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 360 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 ounces neufchâtel cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and oil. Stir in the zucchini.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Stir gently until combined.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a tester comes out with a few crumbs attached. Cool on a rack.
  5. To prepare the frosting, place the cheese and the butter in a large mixing bowl. Whip until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and continue whipping until smooth. Frost the cooled cake and store the cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on 1/12 of the recipe. Refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 465mg20%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 318IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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