Sunday, August 7, 2022

Mama's Zucchini Cake


Yesterday, I made my mother's recipe for Zucchini Cake.  I added a thin layer of cream cheese frosting.  Enjoy!

Mama's Zucchini Cake

Preheat oven to 325-350 degree F.

Sift together:
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

In another bowl, beat together:
2 cups of granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Gradually add flour mixture into sugar mixture. Gently stir until well combined.

Fold in 3 cups of shredded zucchini.  (I used a food processor to shred this.  You could also grate the zucchini.)

Grease a 9" x 13" baking pan.

Bake at 325-350 degree F oven for 45 min - 1 hour until done. Cool.


Cream Cheese Frosting

Beat together until smooth:

3 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Spread on cooled cake.

*I like to refrigerate this cake but you don't need to.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the recipe! I'll let you know if I try to make it. You'll have to come over and approve it 😉

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  2. Your mama’s cake sounds heavenly, Gina, especially with a cream cheese frosting!

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