Beat together the following:
2 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil (I sometimes use 1/2 cup veg. oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)
Mix in another bowl:
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir in 2 c. shredded zucchini and if you prefer 1/2 c. chopped walnuts.
Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake 35-40 (or until toothpick comes out clean) in a 350 degree oven.
Cool. Frost with cream cheese frosting!