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Zucchini Mini Cakes

First of all, I wanted to share the news that I won a $50.00 gift certificate from Novica through Rainey's blog, The Project Table.
Be sure to check out her blog for some wonderful recipes and  wonderful ideas.

A neighbor came by with some zucchini, so I decided to try something different than your usual sauteed zucchini.
I made a  zucchini sheet cake and then use a biscuit cutter to cut out mini cakes.
I used my decorative cupcake papers to make it more presentable.
I stacked two layers and  made a cream cheese frosting.
I cannot taste the zucchini in this cake. It is moist and extra yummy with the cream cheese frosting.  It would even make a great coffee cake without the frosting. This cake is as yummy as my carrot cake.

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all -purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (8 oz) can  crushed pineapple- drained- save 2 Tablespoons
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups grated zucchini

Preheat oven to 350° .  Grease a 9x13 cake pan.
Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into a bowl.
In another large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light colored.  Mix in oil.  Add sifted ingredients to egg mixture, and beat for 2 minutes.
Stir in pineapple, chopped nuts, vanilla and zucchini.  Mix thoroughly.  Pour batter into cake pan.  Bake for 80 minutes, or until done. You can also use a bundt cake pan.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/4 cup of butter
1/2 pound powdered sugar
1 package cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons crushed pineapple

Whip the butter and cream cheese together, add the vanilla and powdered sugar.....Blend thoroughly and then add the pineapple.

Here's the Zucchini cake balls.
 To make the cake balls, put the whole baked cake in a large zip lock bag, seal and squish it so it is all blended into crumbs.
Add the above cream cheese frosting into the zip lock bag with the cake and blend it so everything is absorbed.  Put the bag into the freezer to firm up..... About an hour.  Take the bag out and make small balls, and set on wax paper.  When finished, put the balls back into the freezer for another hour to firm up.

Melt some candy melts, your choice of color or chocolate chips in the microwave  for about 1 minute.  Take out and stir.  Make sure it's all melted.
Take the zucchini balls out of the freezer and start dipping and set on wax paper to harden.
I used yellow candy melts on half of them and I also used melted chocolate chips.  If you get sick of zucchini, try baking cakes with them.

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  1. Zuccini is so versatile. This is a great idea!!

  2. AnonymousJuly 02, 2012

    I'll go for anything with cream cheese frosting! :)

    Quiet Luxury

  3. What an simple idea for a elegant dessert. Thanks for the ideas.

  4. I love the idea! I have saved the recipe, as I want to try it! I also like the idea of the cream cheese frosting, as I don't eat butter, but I love cream cheese.

    It looks gorgeous and I'm sure it will taste as good as it looks!



  5. Hi Linda! Thank you so much for sharing the recipes and how to's! You are so smart to try the recipe in different ways! Am bookmarking this page! Happy Fourth! Stay cool! Blessings from Bama!

  6. Sounds yummy! I had so many zucchini last year that I made ALL sorts of things trying not to waste any! (still have some in the freezer!)

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I see that you are a cancer survivor. That is awesome! My Dad is too! 2 years since he had a stem cell transplant for the treatment of leukemia.

  7. Hi Linda

    Nice to meet you. Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog and also the correction. It's good to learn we have a lot in common, as I am also a beautician. I have added your blog and look forward to your posts.

    I also saw you live in California; I lived in California. What part do you reside?


  8. Hi Linda.
    I see you have been in your lovely kitchen;; You know I love anything with cream cheese so yummy. O by the way the gray box is gone!! Thanks so much for your help... Thanks also for your sweet comment on my new Tablescape. I hope you and hubby have a wonderful Evening..xxoo Diane

  9. If there is enough cream cheese and frosting even zucchini tastes great.

    Your husband and taster,


  10. Hi Linda,
    So glad you stopped by my blog today, I am in turn following your blog through Google Reader. Love that you posted the recipe for the zucchini cake. Very similar to a carrot cake recipe so I am sure it is delicious. Love that the frosting also has pineapple. So refreshing for this time of year. Have a great 4th! ~Diane

  11. Hi Linda, I love zucchini cake. This recipe sounds delicious. xo

  12. This is a gourmet style recipe. You have done very well indeed. A very creative one!

  13. Great recipe! I have never had any luck with cake balls but I will try using your technique!

  14. Hi Linda- This sounds really great! I wouldn't have thought to try that for a cake!
    I like how you cut them out! Nice personal size!
    Have a great 4th!

  15. What a great way to use zucchini! Thank you for sharing these at "All my Bloggy Friends". I hope you have a safe and happy 4th!

  16. Looks delish!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. What a wonderful way to use zucchini! Can't wait to try it! Thank you for visiting my blog, I am now a follower of yours! Hugs, Penny

  18. Love the mini zucchini cakes!

  19. Yummy! Stopping by from All my Bloggy Friends #2 showing bloggy love and following.

  20. Hi Linda. Ok. I'm going to try this. I have a ton of auks. Hope all is well with you.

  21. That would be auks.... Not liking spell correct. ;)


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