Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Monday, March 21, 2011
If you are looking for a recipe to use up zucchini you just found the jackpot of easy desserts that taste gourmet.

These easy to make zucchini bars are the flavors of fall just before it sets in when you welcome cooler weather.

Growing up dad always had a garden and we couldn't wait for mom to make us these delicious zucchini bars.

These will always be a loved dessert and memory of dad, our garden and childhood favorite desserts.

Sometimes the simpliest desserts made with love can you bring you back in time to relive those precious moments and for me this is one of them.

Dad always like these dusted with powdered sugar so mom would do half with frosting and the other half with a sprinke of that white powdered sugar for him.

Ingredients for Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. flour
  2. brown sugar
  3. sugar
  4. baking soda
  5. baking powder
  6. cinnamon
  7. salt
  8. vanilla
  9. pumpkin pie spice
  10. eggs
  11. canola oil or vegetable
  12. applesauce
  13. zucchini, shredded
  14. Optional: 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup dark raisins or for a different flavor add 1/2 cup coconut with chopped pecans

Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Yield: 18
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min
Cream cheese frosting zucchini bars, all made from scratch and decadently moist!


  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or vegetable
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • Optional: 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup dark raisins or for a different flavor add 1/2 cup coconut with chopped pecans


  1. Add all dry ingredients together.
  2. Stir in zucchini.
  3. Using a spatula pour into a parchment-lined baking sheet (brownie-sized pan) jelly-roll baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 for around 30 minutes or until the center is solid.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. OptionaL Garnish with powdered sugar or frosting recipe below
  7. Frosting
  8. 8 ounces of cream cheese softened
  9. 1 cup butter at room temperature
  10. 4 cups powdered sugar
  11. 1 tablespoon cream or milk
  12. Beat together, and spread on cooled bars.
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  1. Delish! Must be a wonderfully moist cake! Yum! Love zucchini. So versatile!

  2. Amazing dear, this cake is great. I made ​​a cake with zucchini some time ago and it was a great success. Very good. Bye, hope you have a wonderful week

  3. This looks very similar to my zucchini bread recipe...so I know I'd LOVE it! This is my ideal snack cake :)

  4. You know I have 4 cups of shredded zucchini frozen for just such an occasion. Wonderful, easy dessert and a grand way to welcome home my family when the snows return this week.

  5. Yum! I have never made baked anything with zucchini. I need to try this one! By the way, I really enjoy reading your blog and I have an award for you to claim: http://deelicioussweets.blogspot.com/2011/03/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award.html Just click and save the image of the award and post it on your blog if you like :)

  6. These look great! Funny how zucchini works its' way in everywhere!

  7. Zucchini makes the dessert more delectable.

  8. Scrumptious dessert, very healthy with zucchini too. Love the addition of allspice.

  9. Dear Claudia, This dessert sounds delicious...you can have your veggies and dessert at the same time! I would love to try this...Blessings, Catherine

  10. looks delicious and healthy haven't had this

  11. Zucchinis are so cool! These looks super delish.

  12. How wonderful is this?! Your dessert squares look and sound wonderful, Claudia!


  13. I sooooo NEED one of these in my life..... it looks absolutely brill..

  14. yummmm, would like the raisins in this, adds a nice sweetness I think and added texture....

  15. I was just wistfully dreaming of my garden and all the zucchini I'm going to plant! This is scrumptious!

  16. I lost my really good zucchini bread recipe, but now, I'm more excited to make this yummy zucchini moist cake recipe...thanks for sharing!

  17. Ahhh, love zucchini cake (an excellent way to use up excess amounts of the lovely vegetable) and the addition of chocolate chips or raisins is a great touch too. Happy spring :)

  18. OMG, this is simply gorgeous. Bookmarked this for later use. Thanks again.

  19. Beautiful dessert. I love the chocolate and zucchini combination.

  20. I had to see this post as these are something I have been wanting to make sice last year!


  21. Brilliant, zucchinis are so good in desserts:)

  22. Hello again, I am sharing this wonderful recipe on my Wednesday post. thanks.

  23. zucchini is so incredible in desserts! I like the idea of these little snack squares . . . grab and go!

  24. So delicious...love recipes like
    this :)

  25. I am such a fan of Zucchini Bread, this recipe made my ears perk up, YUM! The added bonus of oatmeal, and chocolate chips is perfect. It really does look moist and delicious:-)
    Take care,

  26. Anything with oatmeal has my attention. Delicious!

  27. Gosh - this looks so moist! What time is afternoon tea? I'll bring the tea. =)

  28. The fact that its easy doesn't mean it's not delicious. It really looks wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  29. i really can't imagine zucchini in a cake. but yours look gorgeous and SO moist. :)

  30. I heard a lot about zucchini and chocolate combination but somehow the though of adding zucchini as dessert never sound that great to me. You are clearing my doubts. This looks delicious!


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