Chocolate Zucchini Cake

One of the best things about this time of year is all the produce.
The farmers markets are brimming with everything your foodie heart desires!
Whenever I visit one, I literally vibrate and don’t know where to start…I want everything!  😉
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The one thing I always come home with though, is zucchini.
I love everything zucchini:
You name it, I’ll make it!
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This season I really wanted to make a chocolate zucchini cake.
I’ve had these before and loved them, but I had never made one.
So made one I did!
I knew the kids would love it…and it was a hit!
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This is a delicious cake! 
(Cake, loaf, bread…what ever you want to call it…what exactly are they anyway?  I want to call them loaves….?)
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Chocolate Zucchini Cake 2 {A Pretty Life}

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Servings 2


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups grated unpeeled zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prepare 2 loaf pans. I use wax paper to line them.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a mixer, combine the sugar, butter and vegetable oil.
  5. Then add the eggs, mixing well.
  6. In a separate measuring cup combine the buttermilk and vanilla.
  7. To the butter mixture, add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk (3 additions of each). Combine.
  8. Add the zucchini. Combine.
  9. Stir in the chocolate chips
  10. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean.
Recipe from
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Notes and Tips!
  • This recipe makes 2 loaves, so you can freeze one for later!
  • This recipe is quite cake-y, so it would probably make a great birthday cake.  If you want to bake it as a sheet cake, prepare a 9×13 pan, and bake for about 50 minutes.

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Dig in and enjoy with a glass of milk!
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If chocolate isn’t your thing, or you just want a great traditional zucchini bread
this is the one I made last summer!
It’s still the BEST.  The Best.
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Have a delicious day!
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  • Reply Ali Richardson August 30, 2012 at 4:02 PM Yum!!! I love this! I have had chocolate zucchini muffins before and they were yum-my!
  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma August 30, 2012 at 8:46 PM Ohhh I love zucchini AND chocolate together too! Seriously it is the best combo. Your recipe sounds amazing! I might have to try this out with a GF flour.
  • Reply Paula August 31, 2012 at 6:32 AM I say "go for it".... it looks like a loaf to me, too. So you SHOULD call it Chocolate Zucchini Loaf!... Now I'm off to check out your 'traditional zucchini bread'....
  • Reply Jenn September 3, 2012 at 3:45 AM This looks so good! I have never tried a chocolate zucchini bread and I think it's about time I do!
  • Reply Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions September 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM Looks great! I've got some zucchini I need to use up, so I will be making this later.
  • Reply snaggy October 23, 2012 at 8:41 AM courgette chocolate bread ... the mind boggles !
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