Thursday, 11 December 2014

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

So what do you bake when you have truckloads of zucchini? Well Chocolate Zucchini Cake of course.

This is a really easy recipe and my friends kids loved it although I never told them what was in it, I just called it chocolate cake.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

115 gm Butter or 1/2 Cup Olive oil
2 Cups of Flour
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp salt
180 gm Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Instant Coffee dissolved in 2 Tbs of water
3 Large Eggs
350 gm Unpeeled Grated Zucchini
160 gm 70% Cocoa Chocolate roughly chopped or chocolate chips.

Pre Heat your oven to 180 degrees and grease a 25 cm round or 22 cm square cake tin.
In a large bowl mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  In another bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then add the eggs one at a time mixing well between each egg.  Then mix in the vanilla and coffee.
Add the grated zucchini and chocolate to the dry ingredients and mix together so that the zucchini is well distributed and not clumping together.  Fold the zucchini mix into the batter and mix until just combined,(the mix will be quite thick).
Pour into the cake tin and bake for between 40 and 60 minutes (it will depend on your oven) until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Transfer the tin to a rack and cool for 10 minutes then run a knife around the edges to loosen before turning out.


  1. That looks like a nice recipe. I have a brilliant chocolate cake recipe but I'll have to give this one a go for getting some extra veggies into them. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  2. Kathy you would not even know there is zucchini in there but it keeps the cake very moist.

  3. yum! that looks SOOOOO good! Can't say I have zucchinis this year, but plenty of button squash instead :)


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