Welcome to the realm of culinary enchantment with our Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake. This recipe celebrates texture and flavour, blending the wholesome goodness of grated zucchini with the richness of ground walnuts and the tropical touch of flaked coconut. As you embark on this baking adventure, the enticing aroma of cinnamon and vanilla will fill your kitchen, promising a delectable treat for your taste buds.
About the Recipe:
Our Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake is a symphony of flavours and textures. Combining zucchini, walnuts, and coconut creates a moist and indulgent cake, while cinnamon adds a warm, aromatic note. The pineapple cream cheese icing adds the perfect balance of sweetness, making each bite a heavenly experience.
Why You Will Love This Recipe:
Get ready to fall in love with this Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake. The zucchini’s moistness, the walnuts’ crunch, and the coconut’s tropical flair combine for a slice of pure bliss. The pineapple cream cheese icing crowns this masterpiece, ensuring a dessert that’s not just a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes.
For a perfect Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake, ensure your zucchini is well-drained to avoid excess moisture. When adding dry ingredients, mix gradually to achieve a smooth batter. The key to moistness is not overbaking – a wooden pick should come out clean but slightly moist for the perfect texture.
Serving and Storing Suggestions:
Serve this Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake at room temperature to savour its complete flavour profile. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. The flavours meld and intensify, making it an even more irresistible treat over time.
Other Similar Recipes:
Explore more delightful desserts like our Carrot Walnut Cake or Tropical Coconut Cupcakes for a dessert spread that caters to every craving.
Zucchini brings a dose of vitamins and antioxidants, while walnuts contribute omega-3 fatty acids. This Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake isn’t just a treat for your taste buds but a wholesome delight for your well-being.
Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake
- 3 cups Zucchini (grated and peeled)
- 1 cup Walnuts (ground)
- 1 cup Coconut (flaked)
- 4 Eggs
- 1 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 tbsp Vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups Sugar (granulated)
- 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Grease and flour 2 round cake pans.
- Combine zucchini, walnuts, and coconut. Set aside.
- Beat eggs, oil, and vanilla until well blended.
- Beat in granulated sugar.
- Gradually add dry ingredients, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in the zucchini mixture.
- Pour evenly into prepared pans.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
- Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.
- Loosen edges and remove to racks to cool completely.
- Fill and frost with pineapple cream cheese icing.
To Make Pineapple Cream Cheese Icing
- Beat together 1 package softened cream cheese and half a cup softened margarine in a large bowl until creamy.
- Add 1 can drained crushed pineapple.
- Gradually add 4 1/2 cups of sifted powdered sugar, beating until smooth and of spreading
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I ensure my Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake is moist?
To ensure moistness, ensure your zucchini is well-drained before adding it to the batter. Additionally, avoid overbaking – a slightly moist wooden pick provides a perfect texture.
Can I freeze the Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake?
Yes, you can freeze the cake layers before frosting. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator before frosting.
What can I pair with Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake for a dessert spread?
Pair this cake with our Banana Nut Bread or Pumpkin Spice Muffins for a diverse and delightful dessert.
Can I substitute walnuts in the recipe?
Certainly! Feel free to substitute walnuts with pecans or almonds for a different nutty flavour in your Sweet Zucchini Spice Cake.
Is the pineapple cream cheese icing necessary?
While it adds a delightful tropical touch, you can opt for classic cream cheese icing or a simple dusting of powdered sugar if you prefer a different topping.