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Lemon Zucchini Cake

This Lemon Zucchini Cake is definitive proof that lemon and zucchini belong together! Beautifully moist and undeniably delicious, this easy cake is topped with a lemon glaze that will keep you coming back for one more slice. An excellent way to use up that zucchini from your garden!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 331kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almondmilk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 cups cake flour can substitute AP flour following directions here
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded zucchini drained and squeezed dry
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spray a loaf pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar and olive oil. Whisk to combine.
  • Add eggs and almondmilk and whisk together.
  • Add lemon juice and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  • Add flour mixture and stir just until incorporated.
  • Fold in zucchini and lemon zest.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. The top of the cake should look dry.
  • Place the loaf on a cooling rack and cool for 15 minutes. Use the parchment paper to carefully life the cake from the pan. Let cool completely on rack.


  • In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cake.
  • Slice and serve.


Don't have cake flour on hand? No problem! Find out how to substitute all purpose flour for cake flour here.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.6mg