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chocolate zucchini cake square on a serving spatula

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake is super rich and moist and you won't even be able to taste the vegetables in this chocolaty dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe, Zucchini Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 574kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 12 ounces melted chocolate
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • 4 cups whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup chocolate shavings


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan and set it aside.

Make Cake Batter:

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and add vegetable oil, buttermilk, melted chocolate, and vanilla, whisk until well-combined.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, both sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in until just combined. The batter will be thick.
  • Add the shredded zucchini, and stir until just combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.


  • Bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.


  • Remove from the oven, and let the cake cool in the pan before frosting with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.



Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 5mg