Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Healthy and desserts don’t typically don’t go together, but this chocolate zucchini cake recipe makes your favorite dessert guilt-free! Give this surprisingly delicious and healthy treat a try when you’re craving something sweet, but still want to stick to your healthy eating routine.

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Serves: 10-12 

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 50-60 min

Ingredients for chocolate zucchini cake

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

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How to Make Zucchini Cake

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

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Served on plates Close up of Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just make conscious healthier food choices, zucchini is almost always a great choice. 

The reason why zucchini tastes best with chocolate versus vanilla or another cake flavor is that the chocolate tends to mask the taste of zucchini allowing you to enjoy your healthy dessert to the fullest!

Speaking of other flavors; you may enjoy these other cake recipes!

 

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Served on plates

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Healthy and desserts don’t typically don’t go together, but this chocolate zucchini cake recipe makes your favorite dessert guilt-free! Give this surprisingly delicious and healthy treat a try when you’re craving something sweet, but still want to stick to your healthy eating routine.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh zucchini - grated
  • 1 cup walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray 13x9 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
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