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Zucchini Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Carole Jones

Description

My favorite zucchini recipe becomes this triple layered moist cake which is then slathered in a fabulous lemon cream cheese frosting!


Ingredients

Scale

Cake

  • 3 C flour
  • 3 C white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 C grated zucchini

Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 C butter, room temperature
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 C powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly spray three 6″ round cake pans and line the bottoms with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2.  In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the cake.  In a medium bowl, beat together all the remaining ingredients for the cake.  Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.  Divide evenly between the three pans.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake bounces back when gently touched in the center.  While the cake bakes, use a wooden spoon to beat together the cream cheese, butter and lemon zest until smooth.  Add the remaining frosting ingredients and mix until smooth and lump free.
  4. Cool the cakes for 10 minutes in the pan, then invert onto a cooling rack.  Remove the pan and slowly peel away the wax/parchment paper liners.  Allow to cool completely before frosting.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/16th
  • Calories: 664
  • Sugar: 69g
  • Sodium: 362mg
  • Fat: 33g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 22g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 88g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg

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