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Zucchini Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This Zucchini Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is incredible! Perfectly spiced with wonderful flecks of zucchini and topped with a lusciously creamy frosting.
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Total Time1 hr 47 mins
Course: Cakes/Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 15
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 (8 oz pkg) cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally spray a 13x9" baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, water, oil, sour cream and spices until combined. Fold in the shredded zucchini. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar about 1 cup at a time or until frosting is thick and fluffy. Spread the frosting over the cake in an even layer. Refrigerate covered for about 1 hour to set before cutting into pieces. Store leftover cake in the fridge covered for up to 3 days.