Thursday, August 22, 2013

Zucchini Cake

The boys have been wanting me to make something chocolaty and I had a couple zucchinis that were gonna go bad. So I figured I would use them up and make a sweet chocolate treat for the boys : ) I will warn you that it will seem really dry before you add the zucchini in and then after it will look lets just say less than desirable. But I promise it will come out ok : ) It will be moist and yummy and you won't be able to tell there's anything in it.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
  •  1/2 cup oil or apple sauce if you prefer
  •  1 1/4 cup of sugar
  •  2 tsp vanilla
  •  2 cups flour
  •  1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  •  1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  •  1 tsp salt
  •  2 cups shredded zucchini
  •  6 tbls unsweetened cocoa powder
  •  1/4 cup butter
  •  1/4 cup milk
  •  2 cups confectioners sugar
  •  1/2 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick spray.

2. Combined the oil, sugar and vanilla blend well. 

3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, 1/2 cup of cocoa, baking soda and salt.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones. Stir just to combined. 

5. Fold the zucchini in and mix well. The batter will be really dry before you add in the zucchini. 

6. Spread the batter in your pan. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes (30 minutes was perfect for me).

7. Make sure to cool the cake completely before frosting. Let it sit for at least 1 hour before enjoy ( I personally think it tastes better if you let it sit longer or overnight ). Enjoy: )


  1. i will definitely have to come back later and read this. for now it's too early to read about zucchini cake. just makes my stomach turn right now sadly :( oh it sucks being a chick LOL

  2. I made something very similar for my kids, they loved it! The applesauce made it so moist.

    1. My boys loved it too! My middle one had chocolate on his nose and all around his mouth lol and then smiled and asked for more so he must have really liked it : )

  3. Another awesome recipe I'd like to try!

  4. It is pretty yummy and there's zucchini so that makes it kinda healthier. Or at least that's what I tell myself : )