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Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe

Whether you have a bumper crop of zucchini or just enjoy this yummy summer treat, you are going to love this delicious zucchini coffee cake recipe.
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Zucchini Coffee Cake

This recipe is more than just an excuse to use up extra zucchini! It has an amazing flavor and a delicious topping that make it a family favorite recipe in our house!

make the zucchini coffee cake

In a large bowl mix add 1 1/2 cup brown sugar.

add the liquid ingredients

Next, add 1/3 cup oil (we use canola/coconut blend for health reasons), 1 cup milk, and 1 egg.

mix in the seasoning

Add in 1 teas baking soda,1 teas vanilla, and 1/2 teas salt.

add the zest of a lemon

Add the zest from 1 lemon (or orange if you prefer). It’s really not complicated to grate the peel and it will give it an amazing FLAVOR!

add flour

Now add in 2 1/2 cups flour.

add 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini

Finally, mix in about 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini.


Streusal Topping

make the coffee bread topping

To make the coffee bread topping you are going to mix the following in a separate bowl and blend using a pastry blender (like you would use to make a pie crust)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup butter

grease your pan

Now butter or spray your 9×13 pan.

layer the batter and topping ending with the topping

Spread 1/2 of your batter then sprinkle with 1/2 of your topping. Pour on the remaining batter and sprinkle with the remaining topping.

bake for 45 minutes

Put your Zucchini Coffee Cake in the oven at 350 F for 40 minutes.

let it cool for 5-10 minutes if you can wait!

Zucchini Cake Recipe

Oooooh it is smelling fantastic and looks so yummy…. but give it 5-10 minutes to cool before cutting and serving it up.

This just may be your new favorite coffee cake recipe - YUM!

This zucchini coffee cake recipe will become a new favorite at your house. It is delicious, uses up zucchini, and the lemon gives it a special little something!

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Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe

Enjoy summer favorite zucchini fresh from the garden or grocery store with this tasty Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cool5 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, breakfsat, summer, zuchini
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Beth Gorden


  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup oil (I use canola / coconut blend)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspooon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup zucchini, shredded and patted dry
  • 1 medium lemon, zested (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix all cake ingredients. In a separate bowl mix up the topping and cut in the butter. Grease a 9x13 pan and put in 1/2 the cake batter and sprinkle with 1/2 the topping. Repeat by adding another layer with the remaining batter and sprinkle with the remaining topping. Bake for 40 minutes. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: and

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