Just One More Bite... Orange Zucchini Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

Wow! This was so light, so tangy, so easy to make, I can't help but want to make this anytime I need some dessert. My sister used an old recipe from my grandma and took a few liberties with it, I'm so glad she did! I normally don't like orange essence in desserts, but I'll make and exception for this tasty treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare spice cake mix with water, oil and eggs, adding in zucchini and orange zest (Make sure to follow the directions on the back of your spice cake mix package).
  2. Bake cake according to package directions in your favorite pan style.
  3. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  4. While cake is cooling, whip together room temperature cream cheese, orange zest, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  5. Spread thin layer evenly over top of cooled cake. Cover and store in fridge until eaten.
  6. **I enjoy this without any icing at all, but think it would also be good with some whipped cream on top also.
Most Helpful

EASY TO MAKE! Adding orange zest/essence really makes it MORE than your average zucchini cake. If you omit the frosting, you can also make delicious breakfast muffins. Thanks for posting, Houseblend! ;) Update: I made the frosting using Kittencal's Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting, #187817. I omitted the vanilla extract and used almond extract, the zest of 1 large orange and a little bit of piping gel to stabilize. It was perfection!

RockChalkChick September 07, 2009

This was a really good. I made this cake in a bundt pan and skipped the frosting entirely. I love orange and spice together, so I added 1/4 tsp orange extract to the batter to bring out the orange flavor and it was excellent. I would definitely make this again and the next time I really want to try the frosting with it.

AZ to AK September 30, 2007