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Zucchini-Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Zucchini-Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 9

Take advantage of zucchini season and bake up this warmly spiced snack cake today. ...MORE+ LESS-

Annalise Sandberg Annalise Sandberg
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

Cake

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup mashed ripe bananas (2 medium)
1
cup shredded zucchini (1 medium)
1
egg
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1
teaspoon vanilla

Frosting

4
oz cream cheese, softened
4
tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2
cups powdered sugar, sifted
1
tablespoon milk
1
teaspoon vanilla

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350° F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray; line with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In medium bowl, mix bananas, zucchini, egg, vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until combined.
  • 3
    Spread batter in pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until cake just begins to turn brown on top and toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely in pan, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat Frosting ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly on top of cake. Cut into 3 rows by 3 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cake.

Expert Tips

  • Overripe bananas will provide the best flavor for this cake. If all you have are under ripe bananas, bake them in a 300° F oven 30 to 40 minutes or until peels are black and bananas are soft.
  • Use a cheese grater or food processor to shred the zucchini.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
35%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
52g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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