Cakes and Frostings
Zucchini Snack Cake
A thin, delicious cake that's perfect for handheld snacking. Pack it in your child's lunch or send it to school as a nutritious snack. They'll never know they were eating a vegetable!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Butter
- 1½ cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 cups grated zucchini (unpeeled)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Challenge Butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
- 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 12 X 16-inch rimmed baking sheet.
2In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
3In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4Beat in eggs. Blend in flour mixture along with zucchini and vanilla.
5Spread mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle chopped nuts evenly over the top.
6Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
7In a small bowl, stir powdered sugar to break up lumps. Blend in butter, lemon zest and juice to form a thin icing.
8Spread icing thinly over cake in the pan while it is still warm. Score cake into pieces and allow to cool.
!Cut into 2¾" x 3" pieces