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Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Moist, delicious, and simply perfect! This Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe makes one of the best cakes ever!

Chocolate zucchini cake with berries

If you have a bunch of zucchini coming out of your garden, or you are looking for a fun way to sneak in some veggies, this Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe is a must! Your mind may not jump to cake when you think of zucchini, but it add something special to this cake. The zucchini add moisture and body to make one of the best chocolate cakes ever.

Find more great ways to use Zucchini here.

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How to make Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate zucchini cake steps

Before you start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray 13×9 pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix until well combined but don’t overmix.

Chocolate cake on white plate with berries and cream

Pour into your baking pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. You can also test your cake by inserting a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean your cake is done.

Cool completely and frost or sprinkle with some powdered sugar if desired.

Gluten Free

To make this cake gluten free simply substitute your favorite gluten free flour blend. Also, double check your other ingredients for any hidden sources of gluten.

The zucchini in this cake adds moisture and helps the structure of the cake. It turns out beautifully for a gluten free cake!

Dairy Free

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with cream and berries

The zucchini adds some great moisture to this cake and there is NO DAIRY! You read that right. There is not one substitute or bit of dairy hiding in this delicious chocolate cake. ENJOY!

Do you taste the Zucchini?

The short answer is NO.

After baking a cake with shredded zucchini you won’t be able to find the zucchini in the cake, and it won’t taste like it either. The main reason for this is the high moisture content in zucchini. Since it is mostly water it will disappear into the cake.

Frosting

This cake is good on it’s own without frosting, but there is something about a yummy buttercream that can elevate a cake to another level.

For this cake I recommend either

Both of these are delicious options depending what mood your in. You can NEVER go with chocolate on chocolate!

Storage

Chocolate Zucchini Cake on plate with berries and cream

Store your cake in an airtight container. Keeps longest in the fridge; for up to 3-5 days.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Moist, delicious, and simply perfect! This Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe makes one of the best cakes ever! A great way to sneak in veggies!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:50 mins
Total Time:1 hr

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs large, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups zucchini fresh, grated
  • 1 cup walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray 13×9 pan with cooking spray
  • Whisk together all dry ingredients in a large bowl
  • Add wet ingredients and mix until well combined but don’t overmix
  • Pour into pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  • Cool completely
  • Dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipping cream if desired

Gluten Free

  • Substitute your favorite gluten free flour blend and double check you other ingredients for hidden gluten.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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