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Butterscotch Zucchini Cake is an old fashioned recipe for a no frosting zucchini cake. With its crunchy, sugary topping made of butterscotch chips, cinnamon and sugar, there's no need to add a frosting.  It's a go-to option for any cookout, pitch-in or just a mid-week treat.
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Butterscotch Zucchini Cake - No Frosting Zucchini Cake

Butterscotch Zucchini Cake is an old fashioned recipe for a no frosting zucchini cake. With its crunchy, sugary topping made of butterscotch chips, cinnamon and sugar, there's no need to add a frosting.  It's a go-to option for any cookout, pitch-in or just a mid-week treat. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch zucchini cake, no frosting zucchini cake, old fashioned zucchini cake, zucchini cake with butterscotch chips
Servings: 12
Calories: 471kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Topping

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 11 oz. bag butterscotch chips

Cake

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups zucchini grated (not drained)
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

  • For topping, mix 1 t. cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar; sprinkle half of the mixture over the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch pan.
    Butterscotch Zucchini Cake is an old fashioned recipe for a no frosting zucchini cake. With its crunchy, sugary topping made of butterscotch chips, cinnamon and sugar, there's no need to add a frosting.  It's a go-to option for any cookout, pitch-in or just a mid-week treat.
  • Beat oil, eggs, white and brown sugars, and vanilla together.
    Butterscotch Zucchini Cake is an old fashioned recipe for a no frosting zucchini cake. With its crunchy, sugary topping made of butterscotch chips, cinnamon and sugar, there's no need to add a frosting.  It's a go-to option for any cookout, pitch-in or just a mid-week treat.
  • Sift dry ingredients, and add alternately with zucchini to the creamed mixture.
    Butterscotch Zucchini Cake is an old fashioned recipe for a no frosting zucchini cake. With its crunchy, sugary topping made of butterscotch chips, cinnamon and sugar, there's no need to add a frosting.  It's a go-to option for any cookout, pitch-in or just a mid-week treat.
  • Spread into pan; sprinkle with remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture.
    Butterscotch Zucchini Cake is an old fashioned recipe for a no frosting zucchini cake. With its crunchy, sugary topping made of butterscotch chips, cinnamon and sugar, there's no need to add a frosting.  It's a go-to option for any cookout, pitch-in or just a mid-week treat.
  • Sprinkle butterscotch chips over top.
    Butterscotch Zucchini Cake is an old fashioned recipe for a no frosting zucchini cake. With its crunchy, sugary topping made of butterscotch chips, cinnamon and sugar, there's no need to add a frosting.  It's a go-to option for any cookout, pitch-in or just a mid-week treat.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes.
    Butterscotch Zucchini Cake is an old fashioned recipe for a no frosting zucchini cake. With its crunchy, sugary topping made of butterscotch chips, cinnamon and sugar, there's no need to add a frosting.  It's a go-to option for any cookout, pitch-in or just a mid-week treat.

Notes

  • Do NOT drain the zucchini after you grate it.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of the 13 x 9 inch baking dish generously, and then sprinkle half the cinnamon-sugar mixture to cover all sides before filling with batter. 
  • Once you have the wet ingredients creamed and the dry ingredients sifted, you will alternate adding the zucchini and the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Avoid the urge to add more butterscotch chips.  You could omit butterscotch chips entirely if you don't have any on hand. 
  • This cake stays moist for several days too so no need to overdo it and eat it in one sitting.
  • Love old zucchini recipes? Try Zucchini Pie, similar to a sugar cream pie. 

Nutrition

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg