Zucchini Cake

Whenever I hear about baking with zucchini, I think about my time as a student at UCSD. I was a sociology major and took a summer class that required we read Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.” It made a real impression on me and I always think of her book when it comes to zucchini because she painted such a clear (and funny) image of her garden full of zucchini in the summertime.

The book even included recipes, one of which I make every single summer: Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies.

While this is not one of her recipes, I’m sure she has a version of it. It’s a step up fromย Zucchini Bread Muffinsย because well, it’s cake. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Moist, tender, and absolutely delicious. I feel like zucchini cake is underrated. It’s honestly one of my favorite cakes to eat. I just love any recipe that incorporates spice and gets topped with cream cheese frosting. And this fits that criteria. It’s simple to make, such a pleasure to eat, and is one more recipe to use up the bounty of zucchini this summer will bring!

Zucchini Cake snippet

If serving for a larger crowd, double recipe and bake in a 9×13-inch pan.



    1. Oh how funny!! That sounds so good! Will they be chocolate chip zucchini cookies or something else? I’m so curious. Happy baking! Thank you for your compliment — if you have any extra zucchini, maybe it can be added to your weekend baking list! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Yummy! I love that you left it pretty healthy. And that pat of butter on the one picture looks so delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have an awesome weekend too!

      2. Thanks! It is great without the butter. But I love Kerrygold butter. Hope you had a great weekend! ๐Ÿ’•

  1. I love this writeup โ€” especially the part about Kingsolver.

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