This Zucchini Chocolate Cake is a moist and decadent dessert that combines the goodness of zucchini with the rich flavor of chocolate. It’s a perfect way to sneak in some vegetables while enjoying a sweet treat. Plus, it’s easy to make and sure to impress your family and friends!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Serves: 8


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini, excess moisture squeezed out
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, cream together the melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, until well combined.
  6. Fold in the grated zucchini and chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Slice and serve the cake, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 350 || Carbohydrates: 50g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 15g || Saturated Fat: 9g || Cholesterol: 65mg || Sodium: 300mg || Fiber: 3g || Sugar: 30g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of zucchini and chocolate creates a moist and rich cake.
  2. It’s a great way to sneak in some vegetables for picky eaters.
  3. The cake is easy to make and perfect for any occasion.
  4. The addition of chocolate chips adds extra decadence and flavor.
  5. It’s a versatile recipe that can be enjoyed as a dessert or a sweet snack.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as it can result in a dense cake.
  2. Make sure to squeeze out the excess moisture from the grated zucchini to prevent a soggy cake.
  3. Don’t overbake the cake, as it can become dry. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
  4. Be careful not to burn the chocolate chips when folding them into the batter.
  5. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing to prevent it from falling apart.

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