Cinnamon Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe

Easy Cinnamon Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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A delicious spiced zucchini cake topped with thick, fluffy cream cheese frosting- the perfect dessert! This recipe will quickly become a family favorite.

Cinnamon Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe



  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose 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


  • 8 ounces cream cheese (1 package)
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 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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