Zucchini Spice Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Icing



I first made this recipe several years ago for Thanksgiving (in place of the zucchini bread that my mom or I usually bake). My family enjoyed it and said that the pineapple cream cheese icing really set it off.

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Makes one 2-layer cake.
35 Min


3 c
grated zucchini (approx. 1 pound)
1 c
ground walnuts
1 c
flaked coconut
4 large
1 c
vegetable oil
2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
granulated sugar
3 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp


1 pkg
(8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
(1 stick) margarine, softened
1 can(s)
(8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
1 lb
sifted confectioner's sugar (approx. 4 1/2 c.)

How to Make Zucchini Spice Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Icing


  • 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 10-inch round cake pans.
  • 2Combine the zucchini, walnuts, and coconut in a medium bowl; set aside. In another medium bowl, combine the flour cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together the eggs, oil and vanilla extract until well blended. Add the sugar and blend well. Gradually add the combined dry ingredients, beating well after each addition. Stir in the zucchini mixture. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
  • 3Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Cool the layers in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges and remove the cakes to the wire racks to cool completely. Fill and frost with the Pineapple Cream Cheese Icing.
  • 4PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE ICING: In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and margarine until creamy. Add the pineapple. Gradually add the sifted confectioner's sugar, beating until smooth and of spreading consistency.

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Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy