Emergency Zucchini Cake
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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 people
- 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons 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
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened but still cool
- 5 Tablespoons butter softened but still cool
- 1 Tablespoon sour cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups confectioners' sugar
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 the bottom of the pan, lightly spray again, and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In a large measuring cup whisk together oil and eggs; add the mixture to dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Fold in zucchini and walnuts.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Place pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges of the cake pan, invert cake onto a cooling rack and cool completely about 1-2 hours.
FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
Once the cake is cool make the frosting. Add cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on high until combined, about 60 seconds, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed. Add confectioners’ sugar and mix on high until nice and fluffy, about 1 minute.
Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.8mg