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Zucchini Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12

A delicious way use summer's bounty of zucchini! Moist spiced zucchini cake topped with sweet cinnamon cream cheese frosting. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
3/4
cup milk
1/2
cup butter, melted
3
eggs
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
cups coarsely shredded zucchini (about 2 medium)
3/4
cup chopped walnuts

Frosting

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, milk, 1/2 cup melted butter, the eggs, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, the ginger and nutmeg with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in zucchini and walnuts. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth. Beat in 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the vanilla. On low speed, beat in powdered sugar until frosting is smooth and creamy. Spread frosting on cake. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cake.

Expert Tips

  • Zucchini typically isn’t peeled when used in baking -- just go ahead and shred!
  • Short on time? Substitute Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ cream cheese frosting to frost your cake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
13g
64%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
33g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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