I made this and everyone thought it was apple cobbler! Everyone was amazed when I told them it was zucchini!


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr
1 hr 25 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Cobbler Mix:
Cake Mix:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil; add zucchini. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes; drain. Place in a bowl of cold water until cool, about 5 minutes; drain. Transfer to a large bowl.

  • Mix 1 cup white sugar, all-purpose flour, lemon juice, apple pie spice, cream of tartar, and salt into the zucchini gently until combined. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Combine cake flour, 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Sprinkle over batter. Drizzle melted butter on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

A 15.25-ounce box of white cake mix can be substituted for the cake mix ingredients if desired.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 51.9g 17% DV; fat 9.4g 15% DV; cholesterol 24.4mg 8% DV; sodium 244.2mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
This was really good. Because I didn't have cake flour, I took the short cut and used a yellow cake mix for the topping. Will definitely make again. Great warm with ice cream! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
7.12.19 I was feeling a little adventuresome today, and decided to step outside-the-box. Every now and then you find a recipe that just catches you totally by surprise, and this is one of them. Never, EVER would I think this cobbler was made with zucchini because, yes, it really does taste like an apple cobbler, and a good one, too! The recipe doesn’t tell you how large the zucchini should be cut, mine was small, probably about 1/2 inch dice., and I didn’t remove the seeds. Next time I will cut a little larger. The components that bring this together so successfully are the apple pie spice itself (used Apple Spice Pie Mix from this site) and the fact that the zucchini texture is very similar to cooked apples. We’re not into super sweet food these days, so I did cut the amount of sugar about in half (personal taste here). It has a warm, delicate flavor, and this one is memorable. Well done, this one’s a keeper! Read More