Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Moist chocolate cake recipe with zucchini

Desserts are a once in a while treat that should be thoroughly enjoyed.  We believe in maximizing just enough nutrients in desserts without sacrificing taste.  Taste this cake recipe and you would never guess that it is 100% whole grain and that there is as much zucchini as flour.  Dark chocolate chips are even used instead of frosting.  This was the cake I always asked my mother to make for my birthday parties.  I wouldn’t tell my friends it had zucchini in it until after they had eaten it and told me how yummy it was.   If you like chocolate, it may be your new favorite birthday treat!


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup grated zucchini
dark chocolate chips
walnuts or other favorite nuts, chopped


Mix: Cream together sugars, butter, eggs, oil, & vanilla.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and cocoa. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.  Add grated zucchini and mix well.  You can also add some chocolate chips and nuts into the batter if you’d like.  Pour the batter into a 9×9 baking pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray.  Sprinkle the top of the cake with dark chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
BAKE: Bake in a preheated oven at 325° F for 30-35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.  Remember that if the knife hits a chocolate chip, it could come out with melted chocolate on it even though the cake may be done.  If that happens, try another spot.

2 Responses to Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  1. Laurie says:

    Tried this and loved it – YUM! So moist and delicious with just the right amount of chocolatey goodness!

  2. Jodi says:

    The cake is super yummy! The zucchini makes it so moist, and the chocolate chips are a perfect added touch. I did have to bake mine for about 45 minutes for it to cook completely.

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