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Zucchini Walnut Sheet Cake Recipe With Orange Frosting

The zucchini is winning. Must use all da zucchini. Must haz cake. Moist cake. And orange glaze-y frosting.

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Preheat oven to 350*F.

Zucchini Sheet Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one fresh orange
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped

Mix oil and brown sugar together. Mix eggs in well. Add flour, cinnamon, cardamom, baking soda, baking powder & salt. Mix well until fully combined. Add buttermilk, vanilla, orange zest, zucchini, & walnuts. Mix until well-combined.

Spray half sheet baking pan with sides with non-stick baking spray. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until done.

Orange Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Juice of one fresh orange (chunks of refreshing orange in frosting encouraged)

Stir ingredients together until thick frosting forms. Add more of powdered sugar or juice if too thick or too thin.

You goin’ down, zucchini. You goin’ down.

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