Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Tastes Better From Scratch
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Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Old Fashioned Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a very easy cake to make and will become one of your favorites! Perfect for using up leftover zucchini or for an easy summer dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 2 cups grated zucchinis about 1 large

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 6 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cinnamon sugar for sprinkling on top, (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13'' baking pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  • In a separate mixing bowl beat together the sugars, oil and applesauce. 
  • Mix in eggs, vanilla, and sour cream (or Greek yogurt). 
  • Stir in grated zucchini. 
  • Add flour mixture and stir, just until combined. 
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

  • Add the cream cheese and butter to a mixing bowl and cream together until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  •  Add powdered sugar and vanilla and whip until fluffy, about 3-4 more minutes. 
  • Spread frosting over cooled cake. Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon sugar on top, if desired. 


Recipe from Cooking Classy


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 138mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.9mg