Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  1. 3 eggs
  2. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  3. 3/4 cup applesauce
  4. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  5. 3/4 cup sugar
  6. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. 2 1/2 cups flour
  8. 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  9. 2 tsp. baking soda
  10. 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  11. 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  12. 1/2 tsp. salt
  13. 2 cups shredded zucchini
  14. Cream Cheese Frosting:
  15. 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
  16. 1/4 cup softened butter
  17. 3 cups powdered sugar
  18. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  19. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired

Steps

  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To a large bowl add eggs, oil, applesauce, sugars and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  2. 2
    Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; mix well.
  3. 3
    Add zucchini.
  4. 4
    Lastly add flour mixing until thoroughly combined.
  5. 5
    Place mixture into greased 9x13 baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. 6
    Allow cake to completely cool before making the frosting. When ready, combine all frosting ingredients in a small bowl.
  7. 7
    Spread evenly over cake. Top with walnuts if desired.
  8. 8
    Enjoy!