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Zucchini Bars/Cake

by Laura

There’s a place here in Utah called Gardner Village and at Garner Village they have a restaurant called Archibald’s. Now Archibald’s has the best carrot cake I have ever had, next to my great grandma’s. So anytime I get the chance to go there I have to get a piece of carrot cake I do. After making this recipe for zucchini bars (which I’m also adding cake to the name), it comes in at a close second to Archibald’s carrot cake. I got the recipe from Kenzie over at Kenzie’s Kitchen. Now the recipe calls for cooking this in a sheet cake pan. I cooked it in a 9 x 13 dish and cooked 15 minutes longer. I’m sure this recipe would work if you substituted carrots for the zucchini also. I have to thank Kenzie. I can now fulfil my craving for Archibald’s carrot cake with this Zucchini Cake recipe.


Zucchini Bars/Cake

4 eggs
1 1/2 c. oil
2 c. sugar
2 c. grated zucchini
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts (I left these out)

Mix ingredients in order given and pour into a greased pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes in a sheet cake pan or 50 minutes in a 9 x 13 cake pan.

Icing:

One 8 oz. pkg cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 c. nuts (I left these out)
2 tsp. vanilla

Beat all ingredients together and spread on cooled bars.

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9 comments

Kate October 6, 2013 - 7:50 am

making the zucchini cake…the icing on top . I obviously am new at baking lol….how much is a \stick of butter\ ?
and 1 lb of powdered sugar? how many cups is that? 1 lb seems like a lot to me.

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Catnip  October 18, 2010 - 1:20 pm

i love to munch cakes and i bake receipes based on different cake recipes that i can find on the net’`*

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Skye Hussain September 30, 2010 - 1:13 pm

i love to eat cakes and bake them too that is why i am always on the lookout for cake recipes;~-

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kek tarifleri August 19, 2010 - 5:59 pm

thank you reallty nice

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Erianne March 25, 2010 - 9:33 am

I have made these several times and they are delicious! My sister’s favorite cake is the carrot cake at Gardner Village. I made these bars for her and her kids. They gobbled them up! I have decreased the oil a bit as 1 1/2 C seems a bit much. The cake with the frosting is divine.

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Emily October 5, 2008 - 9:23 pm

I tried this tonight and even experimented on company!! It turned out great and another great idea to do with the ever producing zucchini plants!!

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Stephanie September 9, 2008 - 7:44 pm

I made this tonight and loved it! I reduced the ingredients to make an 8-inch cake, and topped it with powdered sugar. Great recipe.

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Brindi August 17, 2008 - 6:51 pm

I still have zucchini also. There are still blooms all over the plants. I plan on trying this soon.

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Wendy August 16, 2008 - 11:54 am

Oh, that look soooo good and I don’t even like Zucchini! Or at least I didn’t think I did!

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