We are vegetable lovers around here, which is a good thing because without them I would starve. But this isn't just a veggie, it's a veggie cake.
This recipe is also the one that I use for carrot cake, or a carrot/zucchini combination. I wrote it down on a recipe card about 8 years ago and have no idea where I copied it down from, but it could have been anywhere. I'm sorry that I can't give it's source the recognition it deserves.
Let's make cake!
Mix sugar, oil and eggs.
Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Add shredded zucchini, mix well.
Pour into 2-8 inch pans sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake and completely cool. I didn't get a picture of that, I'm sorry.
While the cake was baking I made some cream cheese icing and I added about 1/2 cup chopped pecans to it. Spread a little of the icing onto your cake plate. This keeps the cake from sliding around and flying off onto the floor when your 2 year helps out by bringing you the cake later. Experience tells me this. Live and learn my friends.
Put one of the cake layers onto the cream cheesy goodness. Upside down here people. It'll help your cake be level when you get all done.
Schmooze on some icing and try to take an un-blurry picture with sticky icing hands.
Slap on the top layer, upside down again.
Pile on the rest of the frosting and cover the top and sides evenly.
There you have it. One iced zucchini cake. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Go make one today!
1 1/2 cups sugar
1cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups shredded zucchini
Mix sugar, oil and eggs. Add everything but the zucchini and stir to combine. Mix in the zucchini and pour into 2 greased 8 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely and frost with cream cheese icing.
Cream Cheese Icing
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2- 8 oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Mix cream cheese and butter until thoroughly combined, add vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar. I added nuts to mine but that is totally optional. Spead icing onto cooled cake and enjoy.