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Monday, February 5, 2018

Spiced Zucchini Cake

  • I made this back in August of last year.  One of my co workers brought me some zucchini and asked if I could make some sort of treat for work.   So I went on a search for something different.  Didn't want to make the same old zucchini bread.  I changed a few things but the end result was still a delicious cake.  Hope you give it a try.  
here it is un frosted 

  • adapted from here
  • 2 cups zucchini (is equal to about 1 or 2 zucchinis), grated and some of the moisture squeezed out
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cp apple sauce
  • 1/8 cup 1/2 n 1/2
  • 1/4 sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp + 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
For the Glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup soft cream cheese3 TBL soft butter
  • 4 – 6 Tbsp milk (adjust according to how thick you want the glaze)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 10″ bundt pan with cooking spray or butter. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the zucchini by grating over a mixing bowl.
  4. Over a mesh strainer use your hands to squeeze out some of the moisture from the zucchini. You don't have to get all the moisture out but it's best to remove some before moving onto the next steps. Once you do this add the zucchini back into the mixing bowl.
  5. Into the mixing bowl with the zucchini, combine the melted butter, milk, vanilla and eggs. Mix together well.
  6. In a separate large mixing bowl, Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and spices. Using a whisk works well to get everything well combined.
  7. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Combine.
  8. IMPORTANT: When combining the wet and dry ingredients try to avoid over stirring. You want to mix until the dry just start to dissolve into the wet.
  9. Pour the batter into the greased bundt pan and use a spoon or spatula to spread it evenly.
  10. Place the cake in the oven to bake for about 45 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven an allow to cool on a wire rack (still in the pan).
  12. Once ready to serve, place a plate on top of the bundt pan and flip over. The cake should easily come out of the pan.
  13. Drizzle the glaze over the cake in desired amount. Reserve some of the glaze to serve with the cake if anyone wants extra! 😀
  1. Combine all ingredients under the Glaze section above. Adjust the amount of milk used depending on how thick you would like it.
  2. This makes about 1 cup of glaze which is more than enough for the cake, plus some to serve on the side if you want extra.
  3. You can also adjust the amount of cinnamon depending on your tastes.
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