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Zucchini Spice Cake

This simple, made from scratch, Zucchini Spice Cake is loaded with spices and topped with a sweet cream cheese icing. No butter. No oil. Applesauce and zucchini make this easy snack cake extra moist and totally delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword zucchini cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 288kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup almondmilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cups shredded, sweetened coconut (optional)
  • 3/4 cup toasted walnuts, divided

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp almondmilk


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, eggs, applesauce, almondmilk and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in the flour mixture just until combined.
  • Stir in zucchini, coconut and toasted walnuts.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before icing.

Cream Cheese Icing

  • Beat the cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy. Beat the powdered sugar in one cup at a time. Beat in the almondmilk one tablespoon at a time until your desired consistency is achieved.
  • Drizzle icing over the top of the cooled cake and top with remaining toasted walnuts.



Serving: 16g | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.3mg