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Cinnamon Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This has been one of my favorite recipes to date- it’s pretty much delicious zucchini bread with thick frosting on top. And it’s amazing. A delicious spiced zucchini cake topped with thick cream cheese frosting.

Cinnamon Zucchini Cake

12 min Prep Time
40 min Cook Time
52 min Total Time


  •     3 eggs
  •     1/2 cup vegetable oil
  •     1/2 cup applesauce
  •     3/4 cup sugar
  •     3/4 cup brown sugar
  •     2 teaspoons vanilla
  •     2 1/2 cups flour
  •     1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  •     2 teaspoons baking soda
  •     1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  •     1 teaspoon salt
  •     1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  •     2 cups shredded zucchini
  •     1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  •     1/4 cup butter (softened)
  •     3 cups powdered sugar
  •     1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Beat eggs, vegetable oil, applesauce, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla together in a large bowl.

Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg and mix well.

Fold in zucchini and stir until completely mixed in. Pour batter into prepared 9 x 13 inch pan.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

While the cake cools, mix together frosting ingredients and spread over the top of the cooled cake.

If desired, sprinkle the top of the cake with cinnamon and sugar.


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