Carrot-Zucchini Cake

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Using both carrots and zucchini gives this cake a unique flavor. Very moist and very tasty! Decorate with maraschino cherries.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 3-layer cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup grated carrot

  • 1 cup grated zucchini

  • ½ cup honey

Frosting:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.

  2. Mix sugar, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.

  3. Combine oil, eggs, carrots, and zucchini in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Beat in honey. Stir in sugar mixture gradually; beat on medium speed until batter is smooth, about 3 minutes.

  4. Divide batter evenly among prepared cake pans.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack; allow to cool completely, about 25 minutes.

  6. Combine confectioners' sugar, pineapple, cream cheese, walnuts, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat until frosting is smooth. Spread over cooled cakes and stack.

Cook's Note:

This can also be baked in a 9x13-inch baking pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

740 Calories
43g Fat
87g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 740
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 414mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 69g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 208mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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