Top 8 Zucchini Breads and Cakes

Zucchini Bread including zucchini, banana and walnuts as ingredients
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Zucchini makes a fabulous side dish vegetable, and it's a great addition to soups, stews, pasta sauces, and roasted vegetable medleys. Sweet zucchini bread and cakes are very popular as well. Shredded zucchini keeps the quick bread, 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 one-cup portions in small freezer bags. You can make zucchini bread, cakes, muffins, and cookies any time of the year.

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

  • 01 of 08

    Classic Zucchini Bread

    easy, moist zucchini bread
    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

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

  • 02 of 08

    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    In between cake and bread, this moist chocolate chip zucchini bread is delightful served for brunch, dessert, or as a sweet snack. It's easy to make and keeps well in an airtight container.

  • 03 of 08

    Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake

    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.

  • 04 of 08

    Easy Zucchini Carrot Cake

    Zucchini Carrot Cake

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Wow your friends and family with this irresistible zucchini carrot cake. Top it off with cream cheese frosting or finish it with a light dusting of powdered sugar.

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  • 05 of 08

    Zucchini Oatmeal Cake

    Zucchini Cake

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    This is a dense, moist, flavorful cake, and it's delicious with a cream cheese glaze. Bake this in a 10 or 12-cup Bundt cake pan or a 9x13x2-inch pan.

  • 06 of 08

    Chocolate Zucchini Cake

    Chocolate zucchini cake

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     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.

  • 07 of 08

    Zucchini Cookies

    Zucchini cookies

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     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.

  • 08 of 08

    Barb's Zucchini Cake

    Barb's 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.