Thursday, July 28, 2016

Spiced Zucchini Sheet Cake

Raise your hand if you have an extra zucchini or two laying around right about now... Anyone? Yea, I thought so:@) May I recommend this Spiced Zucchini Sheet Cake which was a big hit at dinner on Sunday! I chose to cut the recipe in half and use my 9x13 sheet pan but please do-not-hesitate to make the full version in a regular baking dish. This is a very nicely spiced cake folks and of course the cream cheese frosting pairs with it perfectly.

My pics are of the last piece (which I wrestled from my sons:@) and just happens to not show the green flecks of the skin. But believe me, the green is in there. If you don't want folks wondering what that "funny" stuff is, peel the squash first. For a variation: There's a Chocolate Zucchini Cake HERE.
This is a very tasty way to use up some summer squash, you could use green or yellow.
All that's needed now is a cup of coffee or tea...

Spiced Zucchini Cake-adapted from Tastes Better From Scratch
2 C A/P flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt-I just added a little pinch
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3/4 C sugar-I used 1/2 C
3/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 C applesauce
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 C sour cream
2 C grated zucchini-I let mine sit on paper towels to drain a bit while I mixed up the cake

8 oz cream cheese, softened
6 Tblsp butter, softened
2 1/2-3 C powdered sugar-I recommend sifting it
1 tsp vanilla
  1. Grease 9x13 pan.
  2. Mix flour, powder, soda, salt and spices and set aside.
  3. In large bowl mix sugars, oil and applesauce. Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream, mix well.
  4. Stir in zucchini.
  5. Add flour mixture, mix until just combined.
  6. Pour into baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Icing: Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, beat until fluffy. Ice cake.
Have a sticky sweet happy day:@)

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  1. Zucchini is wonderful in baked goods Lynn, I bet it is great in your cake paired with cinnamon and cream cheese frosting! I've made a blueberry cake and white choc chip cookies with zucchini, and just told the kiddos the green specs were super hero sugar :)

  2. I love zucchini bread so this cake would be good I know!!

  3. Lynn, I'm raising my hand that I want a slice of that cake! I was just looking yesterday at some sweet recipes using the prolific zucchini :)

  4. My hand is up! Just grated and froze lots. Will be giving this one a try soon.

  5. Oh yes please, I'd love a big slice of that cake, and I know what I'll be making with my extra zucchini!

  6. My hand is raised :-) I might even have two pieces of that cake. Thanks for the recipe Lynn!

  7. Hi Lynn,
    We are sure going to enjoy this awesome cake with some of our garden Zucchini. Have you been canning much this year, we have got jars everywhere. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  8. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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