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."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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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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  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.

Footnotes

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