Zucchini Spice Cake

Zucchini Spice Cake

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"I created this recipe to use up a bumper crop of zucchini and to get my kids to eat more fruits and veggies without them knowing it. It is a dense cake reminiscent of carrot cake. I frequently add in an extra cup of stir-ins. Raisins, flake coconut, and walnuts or pecans are favorites."
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3 h 5 m servings 237 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Place grated zucchini in a colander and set aside to drain.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl until well blended. Beat the eggs, applesauce, oil, and vanilla in a separate bowl until smooth. Fold in the flour mixture, then stir in the zucchini. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting.


  • Cook's Note
  • If you would like, add up to 1 cup of raisins, flake coconut, walnuts, or pecans, when you add the zucchini in Step 3.


  1. 76 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This recipe was excellent and very easy to make. It took about 3 zucchini in order to get the 3 cups required. Definitely make sure you let the zucchini drain after grating it as it is extremely...

Most helpful critical review

I took this to work. Got some positive reviews but everyone seemed to agree, it was better when cool whip was added rather than eating it plain. Mine came out too moist - perhaps I didn't drai...

This recipe was excellent and very easy to make. It took about 3 zucchini in order to get the 3 cups required. Definitely make sure you let the zucchini drain after grating it as it is extremely...

Fantastic! This recipe used the most zucchini, but sooooo much sugar. I cut the sugar to 1/2 Cup each white and brown. Sweet enough with the applesauce. And I used half white and half whole whea...

Very good and moist. I cut the white sugar down to 1 1/2 cups and it was plenty. I frosted with cream cheese frosting (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cream-Cheese-Frosting-II/Detail.aspx). I also ...

This cake was awesome! I have never before commented on a recipe I've used from this site but this cake turned out perfectly. So perfect, in fact, that I made it twice in one week. (My brothe...

Very simple to make. Next time I will have to add some raisins. Some things I altered were the spices and applesauce, instead I just used a Tablespoon of pumpkin spice and 4 Tablespoons of butte...

This cake is extremely moist & very delicious! I made it according to your recipe except my applesauce was not unsweetened and I frosted it with cream cheese frosting & chopped walnuts. I've had...

What a great cake! I did lighten it some with excellent results. I used 2 eggs & 1/2 cup egg substitute, 2 cups of all-purpose flour & one cup of whole wheat, and 1 cup of white sugar & 1 cup of...

what a great way to use up some of my zucchini...and sneak some veggies in on the kids.. i made this for a co-worker..she said her kids loved it..and her mom said it goes great with morning coff...

Fantastic recipe, beautiful spice flavour and nice moist texture, dates added to this recipe was a great compliment.

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