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Spiced Cream Cheese Frosted Zucchini Bars

 Spiced Cream Cheese Frosted Zucchini Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

*Post from 09/17/12. Images updated 08/17/16.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really been able to taste zucchini in baked goods. Sure you can see green flecks sometimes, but you can’t really taste it. To me, the zucchini seems to take on the flavor of everything else.

Because of this, I’ve never had an aversion to baked goods with zucchini in them and am always using up zucchini in different breads, cakes, and bars.

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosted Zucchini Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

This is a good thing, because I would be missing out on these cream cheese frosted zucchini bars! These bars taste a lot like carrot cake with the spices and cream cheese frosting.

And you already know that carrot cake is one of mine and my husband’s favorites! I also added cinnamon and cloves to the frosting to give it a little extra spice. . . so good!

Zucchini Cake with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

I am sure most of you won’t have much of a problem getting your hands on some zucchini. . .so go find some and make these zucchini bars!

They only take a little over 30 minutes from the time you start making them to the time they come out of the oven. Perfect for both the busy and the impatient! 😉

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosted Zucchini Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosted Zucchini Bars

Yield: 16 bars


For the Bars

  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/4 C plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 C shredded zucchini, drained

For the Frosting

  • 4 oz 1/3 of the fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, yogurt, milk, vanilla extract, and egg until well combined. Thoroughly stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Add zucchini and stir until just combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  5. While cake is cooling, prepare frosting. In a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer, beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract until creamy. Add in confectioner's sugar, cinnamon, and cloves and beat on low until combined. Increase speed to medium high and beat for 1-2 minutes so frosting is light and fluffy.
  6. Spread frosting over cooled cake and serve.

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Zucchini Cake with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Ashley - The Recipe Rebel

Monday 22nd of August 2016

I have two HUGE zucchini in my fridge right now and I just made 5 dozen zucchini banana muffins last week. Lol. SO I am definitely looking for more zucchini baked goods! Love these!

Heidi Kokborg

Sunday 21st of August 2016

Oh wow! These look amazing. I love zucchinis in bake goods. My mom always used to bake this incredible zucchini bread when I was a kid and I absolutely loved it. So these bar a are definitely must make for me :)


Thursday 15th of November 2012

Love pumpkin, love zucchini, love spice and cream cheese. How could you go wrong with these? Can't wait to try them!

Carol | a cup of mascarpone

Monday 1st of October 2012

I don't know how I missed these scrumptious bars!!! Pinning this very second!


Monday 1st of October 2012

Looks delicious! Moist and that frosting sounds and looks so great!

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