This super moist Zucchini Almond Cake is gluten-free with a hint of citrusy flavor and crunchy almond bites!

Zucchini Almond Cake (Gluten-Free) | Garden in the Kitchen

It’s zucchini harvesting season and from the looks of it, I can bet you are all looking for ideas to cook with this delicious low-carb vegetable.

The good news is –I am too!! My zucchinis are taking over my garden, and I have been exhausting my creative noodles (in a good way 🙂 ) to come up with ways to enjoy all my fresh zucchinis. The results have been nothing but AMAZING!

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We all love eating grilled, sautéed and steamed zucchini, right? There is no question about it!

But have you tried baking with it?

Using zucchini to bake is a delicious way to incorporate more vegetable in your diet, eat seasonally and turn what otherwise would be an unhealthy treat into a more nutritional bite!

Zucchini Almond Cake (Gluten-Free) | Garden in the Kitchen

Zucchini Almond Cake (Gluten-Free) | Garden in the Kitchen

I am no stranger to cooking with zucchini, in fact –this Chicken Zucchini Skillet is a regular at my house!

But this Zucchini Almond Cake might just be next BEST thing!

Made with gluten-free flour and sweetened with honey (no refined sugars!), this Zucchini Almond Cake is super moist with a hint of citrusy flavor and crunchy almonds!

This is your ticket to a delicious guilt-free dessert. Top with a thin layer of frosting or sprinkle with confectioning sugar for a irresistible treat (optional, not pictured)!

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Zucchini Almond Cake (Gluten-Free) | Garden in the Kitchen
5 from 2 votes

Zucchini Almond Cake Gluten-Free

by Silvia Ribas
This super moist Zucchini Almond Cake is gluten-free with a hint of citrusy flavors and crunchy almond bites!
Prep: 12 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 32 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted almonds chopped
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 orange juiced


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. Place parchment paper on a 9x9 baking sheet, leaving sides hanging for easy pulling. Spray pan and parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix the first 7 ingredients (dry ingredients) to combine.
  • In a small bowl whisk the next 6 ingredients (wet ingredients) to combine.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the large flour bowl and fold to combine. Gently fold until the batter is uniform.
  • Pour into the prepared 9x9 baking sheet and bake for 20-22 mins. Insert toothpick, if it’s clean remove from oven and let it cool completely before cutting into squares.
  • (Optiona) to sprinkle with confectioning sugar or cover with a thin layer of frosting!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, gluten-free, Snack
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Zucchini Almond Cake (Gluten-Free) | Garden in the Kitchen

Hi! I’m Silvia.

My goal is to make cooking simple and enjoyable.

Garden in the Kitchen is full of easy and balanced recipes for busy families. Classics get a healthier twist with additions of veggies or alternative ingredients.

I hope my recipes will inspire you to cook more home meals and above all have fun in the kitchen!

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  1. Hi Sivia,

    thanks for this zucchini cake, I was wondering what you mean by “packed zucchini”? Are they sliced, chopped, grated?
    Thanks for your help

    1. They are grated zucchini “packed” in a cup meaning “heavily full”. Sorry I wasn’t clear, will edit the recipe! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you give this a try!! 🙂

  2. Your blog is making me so hungry! This is the perfect time in MN for zucchini recipes. I love the fact that you try to make it without refined sugar!

    1. Lots of zucchini here too Suzanne! The recipe is fantastic and yes, NO REFINED SUGAR! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

    1. Oh wow, that’s like double! did you you a glass pyrex instead? still, not sure why so much longer. I know generally oven temps may vary and depending on the baking sheet/ dish you use. I am glad they were yummy tho 🙂 thanks for the feedback!

  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, I’m always glad when I find an easy to make gluten-free recipe. Tried yours but with raw walnuts instead of almonds and omitted the orange zest and juice (used dash of coconut milk ) it turned great and for my surprise my husband who’s not a great zucchini fan loved it too. 🙂