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Surprise Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

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“So yummy!!! You can make this in any pan you want, may want to adjust the cooking temperature and take out when a toothpick is inserted comes out clean. I made these into cupcakes.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Grate zucchini and set aside.
  4. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, white sugar, brown sugar, spices and salt in a large bowl until well blended.
  5. Beat the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla in a separate bowl until smooth.
  6. Fold in the flour mixture, then stir in the zucchini and walnuts.
  7. Pour the batter into cupcake liners in a cupcake pan.
  8. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting and cutting.
  9. Icing:
  10. Cream the cream cheese and butter together.
  11. Add vanilla and mix well.
  12. Add the confectioner's sugar and mix until creamy.
  13. Spread over cooled cupcakes.
  14. Sprinkle each with chopped walnuts.

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