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Abundant Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini Chocolate Cake


Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Do you really have any zucchini left after all of these recipes? This is the BEST way to hide zucchini. You’ll never know it’s there… And POOF! Two zucchini will disappear without a trace.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
3 large eggs
2 cups unpeeled grated zucchini, from about 1 1/2 medium zucchini
5 2/3 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Heat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9″ round or square cake pan.
Whisk together dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, soda, powder, salt.
In the stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, then add Vanilla and coffee.
Combine the zucchini, chopped chocolate, and a third of the dry ingredients, making sure the zucchini strands are coated with flour.
Add the remaining dry ingredients into the wet. Keep the stand mixer on low to avoid a big mess.
Remove the bowl from the mixer. By hand, fold together the zucchini into the batter until just combined.
Pour into the cake pan and spread out flat.
Bake 45 mins, or until a probe comes out clean. Let cool.

Now, if you really need to get rid of some zucchini make two cakes, then make zucchini lemon curd, and chocolate frosting. Now ou you’ve used up about 5 zucchini!

After all of this, do you really still have zucchini left???

4 thoughts on “Abundant Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini Chocolate Cake

  1. I have a huge, freshly picked zucchini sitting on the kitchen counter… I will be trying this recipe!

  2. Wow, 5 & 2/3rds ounces? That is ridiculously precise. My kitchen scale only does 1/10th ounce increments, I’ll have to guess on the 5.66666666666. I think I will try this recipe this weekend. How do you think it would take to some chopped walnuts folded in? Or a cream cheese frosting?

    • It’s chocolate… Go ahead and round up to the nearest ounce. I think I modified this recipe from a European version… 5.6 oz is about 160g, or about half an available chocolate bar.

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