Emergency Zucchini Cake
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This Emergency Zucchini Cake recipe is just the thing when you crave zucchini cake & need it fast! It's simple to make, completely homemade & so delicious!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9-12
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, plus more for garnish
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened but still cool
  • 5 Tablespoons butter softened, but still cool
  • 1 Tablespoon sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste ot vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups confectioners' sugar
  1. FOR THE CAKE: Move oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8x8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray; cut and place a square of parchment paper on bottom of pan, lightly spray again, and set aside.
  2. In medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In large measuring cup whisk together oil and eggs; add mixture to dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Fold in zucchini and walnuts.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Place pan on cooling rack for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges of cake pan, invert caking onto cooling rack and cool completely, about 1-2 hours.
  4. FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: Once cake is cool make the frosting. Add cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and vanilla to bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Mix on high until combined, about 60 seconds, scraping down sides of bowl was needed. Add confectioners’ sugar and mix on high until nice and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  5. TO FINISH THE CAKE: Spread frosting evenly over cake using offset spatula, and sprinkle with walnuts (optional). Cut zucchini cake into squares and serve.
Recipe by Food, Folks and Fun at https://foodfolksandfun.net/zucchini-cake/