Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe:


For the Zucchini Bread:

  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 medium zucchinis)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Zucchini:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
    • Grate the zucchini and place it in a clean kitchen towel. Squeeze out any excess moisture.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Combine Ingredients:
    • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
    • Fold in the grated zucchini and nuts (if using).
  5. Bake the Bread:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it evenly.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Make the Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy.
    • Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until well combined and smooth.
    • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  7. Frost the Bread:
    • Once the zucchini bread has cooled completely, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.
    • Slice and serve.