This snack cake is so delicious that my family can eat the entire batch in one day! Very easy and moist.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the zucchini. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • To make the frosting, blend together the margarine, cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over warm cake. Allow cake to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

590.1 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 77.9g 25% DV; fat 29.7g 46% DV; cholesterol 54.3mg 18% DV; sodium 540mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (102)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2008
Wonderful recipe. I read about the concerns of too much oil. I added 1/3c of oil and 2/3c apple sauce. I also added some nutmeg and cinnamon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2003
I'm not sure if it's something I did wrong but these did not come out at all. I cooked them until the edges burned and the middle was still completely uncooked. I did try a little piece off the edge before I dumped it out and it had a great taste. The cooking time is just off! Read More
(16)
123 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2008
Wonderful recipe. I read about the concerns of too much oil. I added 1/3c of oil and 2/3c apple sauce. I also added some nutmeg and cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2007
I have not tried this recipe yet but I will say that if your bread/bars are not cooking up right you really HAVE TO squeeze all the liquid out of the shredded zucchini BEFORE you measure it. That is imperative!!! Zucchini is a very watery vegetable and that may be the problem. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
Very good recipe although I have to say I would call this Zucchnini Cake due to the texture. To me bars are more chewy. That being said I have had rave reviews on this recipe. My family loved the first batch so I made another to take to a picnic and they were a hit there too. I tried adding some spice to the second batch like some users recomended but it didn't seem to make a big difference in the taste - maybe I didn't add enough. However I like the taste of the original recipe anyway - I think if you add too much spice it would overwhelm the taste of the batter. The frosting was a little too sweet for me so in the second batch I added the confectioners sugar a little at a time and tasted as I went along - I ended up using far less than what was called for I'd say about half. The second batch of icing was much less sweet and I thought a perfect topping for the bars. Bottom line is this is a good recipe to make as is or to tweak to personal preferences. And DEFINITELY squeeze the water out of the shredded zucchini - it made all the difference in the world. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2008
These are easy but I think there is too much oil in the recipe. I made to a T except I added some cinnamon. They taste good but they are too oily. It is extremely important to drain the zucchini. Just put the shredded zucchini in a dish towel and wring out. When you see how much water comes out you will see why it is so important to do this. My bars still took about 15 minutes longer to cook than what the recipe stated. If you make the frosting make sure you add about 1 cup of the powdered sugar and taste then keep tasting until it is the taste you prefer. Thank you! I had to change my rating on this. I guess I rated it too soon. My family loved these so I changed rating to a 5! They are very moist! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2004
These were great! I added nuts the 2nd time I made them. The frosting was a bit to buttery for my family so I decreased the butter and increased the cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2004
This was a great "starter" recipe! I added nutmeg cinnamon and some applesauce and it tastes like a great moist breakfast cake! The grownups love it can't see why the kids won't too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2009
Very very good. I added vanilla to the frosting and also a little more cream cheese because the frosting was a little buttery. Overall a good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/24/2003
I'm not sure if it's something I did wrong but these did not come out at all. I cooked them until the edges burned and the middle was still completely uncooked. I did try a little piece off the edge before I dumped it out and it had a great taste. The cooking time is just off! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2005
This recipe is really more like cake than cookies. It definitely needs some spices added. I made it exactly as written and it has a sweet but oily taste. I will try it again. Read More
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