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Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Moist decedent chocolate zucchini cake is the best seasonal cake this fall! Rich warm chocolate, slight cinnamon fall flavor with a small after hint of orange and the best part is its full of healthy zucchini! Add chocolate chips for a rich double chocolate zucchini cake!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate zucchini cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 692 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp orange peel
  • 2 cup zucchini
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup nuts optional
  • 2 cups chocolate chips optional
Glaze
  • 2 cup powder sugar
  • 3 Tbs milk
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 3 oz room temp cream cheese optional
Instructions
  1. In a separate bow combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon- set aside.

  2. Beat butter and sugar until smooth, add eggs one at a time. Beat well after each egg.
  3. Add chopped zucchini to blender and blend. You will need 2 cups of blended zucchini. 

  4. Stir in milk, vanilla, orange and zucchini into the creamed butter mixture.

  5. Mix dry ingredients into batter.  If adding nuts or chocolate chips, incorporate slowly.

  6. Pour batter into well greased bunt pan. Bake 350 for 50-60 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife gently around edges and flip cake carefully. Add glaze immediately. 

Glaze
  1. Combine all ingredients into bowl. Beat until smooth. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe fit into a 9 cup bundt pan. You can also bake in a 9x13 pan or make into muffins! My kids especially love muffins. 

Beat just until they are nice, fluffy and cream. DO NOT over beat them! When a batter is over beaten it will appear grainy.

 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 692 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 425mg18%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 101g34%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 73g81%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.