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Zucchini Chocolate Cake

This Zucchini Chocolate Cake is moist and delicious, easy to make, and packed with delicious chocolate flavour and fresh zucchini!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Garden, North American, Summer
Keyword Zucchini Cake, Zucchini Chocolate Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 417kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a 9-inch by 13-inch rectangular pan (or equivalent size) by greasing it and lining the bottom and sides with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, and shredded zucchini with a whisk until well combined.
  • To a separate bowl (or in the same bowl, on top of the wet ingredients), add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
  • Mix together well with a spatula until combined and no streaks of flour remain.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan immediately and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan until cooled completely before slicing and serving.


This cake keeps well in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days, and in the freezer for about 3 months. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 351IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg