Top 10 Zucchini Bread and Cake Recipes

A Variety of Zucchini Breads, Muffins, and Cakes

Zucchini makes a fabulous side dish vegetable, and it's a great addition to soups, stews, pasta sauces, and roasted vegetable medleys. Sweet zucchini breads and cakes are very popular as well. Shredded zucchini keeps the quick breads, cakes, and muffins moist while the flecks of green peel add color and texture. For even more color, you could combine finely shredded carrots with the shredded zucchini.

If you have an abundance of zucchini, consider shredding it and storing 1-cup portions in...MORE small freezer bags. You can make zucchini breads, cakes, muffins, and cookies any time of the year.

Enjoy these delicious and popular zucchini breads and zucchini cake recipes, including zucchini bread with nuts, easy zucchini cake, zucchini muffins, and more.

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    Orange-Cranberry Zucchini Bread
    Orange-Cranberry Zucchini Bread. Diana Rattray

    This flavorful zucchini bread is super moist and it has excellent texture. Sour cream, dried cranberries, orange zest, and chopped nuts make it extra special.

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    Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
    Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread. Diana Rattray

    This zucchini bread has extra texture and fiber from the whole wheat flour, and applesauce makes it moist and flavorful. This recipe makes one loaf of zucchini bread.

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    Zucchini Bread
    Moist Zucchini Bread. Diana Rattray

    This recipe makes two loaves of spiced zucchini nut bread. Enjoy one loaf now and freeze the other one for later!

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    Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake
    Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake. Diana Rattray

    A cake mix makes this zucchini cake a snap to prepare. Shredded zucchini makes the cake moist while chocolate chips and walnuts add flavor and texture.

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  • 05 of 10
    Zucchini Carrot Cake
    Zucchini Carrot Cake. Diana Rattray

    A carrot cake mix makes this moist and delicious zucchini cake a quick and easy preparation. Frost this cake with cream cheese icing or sift powdered sugar over it.

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    Zucchini Cake
    Zucchini Cake. James Baigrie/Photolibrary/Getty Images
    This is a dense, moist, flavorful cake, and it's absolutely delicious with a cream cheese glaze. Bake this in a 10 or 12-cup Bundt cake pan or in a 9x13x2-inch pan.
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    Zucchini Muffins
    Zucchini Muffins. Dorling Kindersley[/link]

    These moist zucchini muffins include shredded carrots, spices, and optional chopped nuts.

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    chocolate zucchini cake
    Randy Mayor/Photolibrary/Getty Images

     This zucchini cake is made from scratch with buttermilk and vegetable oil. A light dusting of confectioners' sugar is all you need to top the cake, but feel free to add a basic vanilla cake glaze​.

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  • 09 of 10
    zucchini cookies
    Sheri L Giblin/Getty Images

     These zucchini drop cookies are flavored with lemon zest and they're finished with a lemon glaze. Feel free to change the flavoring to 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and add some chocolate chips to the cookies.

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    Zucchini Cake
    Diana Rattray

     Barb's zucchini cake is a one-layer rectangular cake. The cake would be fabulous with a cream cheese frosting or vanilla glaze. Or even easier, sift confectioners' sugar over the cooled cake.