Have you or your neighbors’ zucchini plants started to produce massive amounts of the delicious green vegetable yet?  Not to worry because today I am sharing my favorite Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe.  It is moist, the flavor is fabulous and did I mention it is covered in crumb topping? Scroll down for all the super easy instructions!

Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

There is a great divide at my house.  A few will eat zucchini and few will not even entertain the idea.  How do I get everyone to jump on board the zucchini train?  Zucchini Crumb Cake!

I know I have said this before but you can add a crumb topping to just about anything and I am positive that people will eat it.  The texture alone can make one go weak in the knees.

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Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

I am one of the zucchini lovers of the family.  Baked, fried, sauteed or even just raw in a salad, zucchini makes me happy.  But add a crumbly and sugary topping with a hint of cinnamon and forget about it!

The very best thing about this zucchini crumb cake is that it is so darn easy to make.  A simple batter, followed by a simple crumb topping and voila…pure heaven.  This recipe is a whole lot like my Banana Crumb Cake recipe which is totally awesome and work making too.

To make the zucchini crumb cake batter you are going to start with creaming together the butter and sugars.  

Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Add the eggs and mix.  I used a hand mixer but you can also do this step by hand.

Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Grating Zucchini for your Crumb Cake

Now is when you want to get the grater out.  I like to use the smaller grate but you could definitely use the larger area too.  It take a cup of grated zucchini or about 1 large vegetable.

Some recipes ask you to drain the liquid from the zucchini before you add it to your dish but in this case, you don’t want to do that.  The extra liquid will help keep the cake moist.

Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Add the grated zucchini, along with the sour cream and vanilla to the batter and mix to combine.

Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Then you just need to add all of the dry ingredients, mix and pour it into your prepared 9×13 baking dish.  Spread it out into an even layer.  Set aside while you are making the crumb topping.

Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Making the Crumb Topping for your Zucchini Cake

For the crumb topping you just need to combine all of the ingredients and mix it together with a fork.  Be careful to not over mix it though.  We want a crumble and not a paste.

The addition of cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg gives it an extra special flavor that everyone will love.

Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Spread the crumble out evenly over the top of the cake.  It is a lot of crumb topping {it is supposed to be}, so pile it on.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

I love to serve it warm out of the oven but it keeps great at room temperature for up to 3 days.  It also heats beautifully in the microwave.

Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

This zucchini crumb cake is a such a terrific and tasty way to use this vegetable!  So far in the last week I have made it twice.  It would also be a great cake to make ahead of time and freeze for later. 

Make a zucchini crumb cake today.  You won’t be sorry.

Do you love quick bread recipes?  Try these…

Easy Zucchini Crumb Cake Recipe

A super simple cake that is extra moist and piled high with crumb topping.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter {softened}
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar {lightly packed}
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter {softened}
  • 1 cup brown sugar {lightly packed}
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.

  2. Combine softened butter and both sugars in a bowl and beat until well combined.  I used a hand mixer but you can mix it by hand or with a stand mixer.  Add eggs and stir well after each.  Add shredded zucchini, vanilla and sour cream, mix to combine. 

  3. Add flour, baking powder, salt and stir until just combined {don't over mix}.  Pour into the bottom of the greased 9x13 pan.

  4. In a small bowl combine all of the crumb mixture ingredients.  Work the mixture together into small crumbs using a fork.  Don't over work the mixture or you will get a paste and it will change the texture of the bread.  Sprinkle the crumbs in an even and thick layer over the top of the zucchini bread batter. 

  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs or is clean. 

  6. Serve your zucchini crumb cake either warm or cool and cover.  Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.