I discovered today, much to my surprise and delight, that there is actually something even better than The BEST Zucchini Bread recipe. (gasp) I know, it seems impossible. What could possibly top that moist and spicy, citrus-zinged quick bread? The only answer is…Orange Cream Cheese Icing! It came to me in a dream, or at least it was on my mind as soon as I awoke.  This creamy orange spread is the “icing on the cake.”  It’s also delicious on pumpkin bread. (I checked…just so I could report its versatility.)

zucchini bread


1 cube butter, softened (I used Smart Balance)

4 oz. cream cheese, softened (I used Neufchatel)

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract (or 3/4 tsp. powdered vanilla)

1 tsp. grated orange peel

2 Tbsp. orange juice

2 Tbsp. milk

Cream butter and cream cheese together.  Blend in remaining ingredients.

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6 Comments to “Better Than Best Zucchini Bread”

  1. Brittney says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! I need to try that.

  2. Kim I love your blog. It is full of such good advice and yummy recipes. That zuchini bread with the orange topping made my mouth water!

  3. Tammy says:

    No way! I just discovered a similar thing myself. I made this dip http://www.raleys.com/www/apps.....id=1182200 and had some left over and had my zucchini bread, so I married the two. Mmm.

  4. That DOES sound delicious! Mmmm…

  5. Julia says:

    The zucchini bread is beautiful and looks delicious but
    for the recipe ORANGE CREAM CHEESE SPREAD,

    What amount is a cube of butter? a patty? or 1 inch square?

    Thanks – Julia

  6. Kim says:


    A cube of butter = 1/2 cup butter. Enjoy!

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