Thursday, September 20, 2007

Zucchini Cake

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup walnuts, optional

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners sugar
Additional chopped walnuts, optional

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Combine oil and eggs; add to dry ingredients and mix well. Add zucchini; stir until thoroughly combined. Fold in walnuts if desired. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool.
For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Add confectioners sugar and mix well.
Frost cake. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Store in a refrigerator. Yield: 20-24 servings.

Recipe courtesy of Auntie Tam

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