• 6 Ratings

Zucchini bread meets carrot cake in this playful spring cake recipe. Top with honey-sweetened cream cheese and edible candy carrots for a dessert recipe that looks as incredible as it tastes.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Zucchini-Carrot Cake

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 9 x 1 1/2-inch round cake pan. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl stir together sugar, oil, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla. Stir in eggs until combined. Stir in flour mixture, carrots, zucchini, and pecans. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Let cool completely on wire rack.

  • Frost and decorate using Honey Cream-Cheese Frosting.

To Make the Carrots

Tint marzipan: Knead orange food coloring (paste works best) into marzipan. To keep hands dye-free, coat them with powdered sugar or wear plastic gloves.Shape carrots: Roll colored marzipan into carrot shapes and create ridges with a toothpick. Finish with a mint sprig in the top.

Nutrition Facts (Zucchini-Carrot Cake)

682 calories; 35 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 11 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 79 mg cholesterol; 378 mg sodium. 166 mg potassium; 87 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 67 g sugar; 8 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 563 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 58 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 120 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Honey-Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • In a large bowl combine cream cheese and butter. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar and honey; beat until combined. Add remaining powdered sugar and milk, beating until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts (Honey-Cream Cheese Frosting)

132 calories; 5 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 46 mg sodium. 13 mg potassium; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 21 g sugar; 1 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 169 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 1 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 9 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Reviews

6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0