Chocolate Zucchini Cake

When you’ve got zucchini all over your kitchen counters, a chocolate zucchini cake is definitely in order, wouldn’t you think?

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Ingredients:
2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 4 eggs 3/4 cup applesauce 3/4 cup vegetable oil 3 cups grated zucchini, with peel Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour a bundt pan (or a 9×13 inch pan will work as well).

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  In a smaller bowl, beat together eggs, vegetable oil and applesauce until well combined.  Add to dry ingredients.  Stir to combine.  Add grated zucchini and stir until zucchini is well distributed.  Fill bundt pan and bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool for 15 minutes and invert onto cake platter to remove from bundt pan.  Cool completely and frost with your favorite frosting.  (I used this one, our Favorite Chocolate Frosting ).

Add a little homemade vanilla ice cream and you’re good to go!



  • My counter is also filled with zucchini so this just might have to be our dessert on Sunday. 2 questions, how much zucchini did you put it? I didn’t see it in the ingredient list. Also how much cocoa? It says 2/4, is that supposed to be 1/2 or 3/4. Thanks. Looks like a great recipe.

  • jennifer

    Heather, thank you so much for catching my mistakes! I guess I was a little distracted while typing this recipe. I’ve corrected it, but for the record, it’s 3/4 cups cocoa and 3 cups grated zucchini. I hope you like it! Also, I just tried another zucchini recipe that my family devoured before I could get a picture. It’s a lemon zucchini bread, and it’s amazing. I’ll make more this weekend and post the recipe for you ASAP. Have a great weekend! Jennifer

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