Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This Chocolate Zucchini Cake is a tender and super chocolatey cake!  Perfect for dessert and birthday cakes!

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This time of year makes me want to bake all the things.  There’s just something about fall that gets me all excited to get into the kitchen and bake.  So last weekend as we were preparing for back to school, I did my part by baking some banana bread and chocolate zucchini loaves that the kids could take in their lunches.  I had a basket of overripe bananas, and more zucchini than I know what to do with at this point…perfect time for baking.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate zucchini cake is a favourite around here. It’s rich, chocolatey and so delicious.  In fact, this cake would be perfect for a birthday cake…it’s amazing served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Did I mention this recipe makes 2 loaves?  One for now, one for later.  Whoop!  And don’t forget to sprinkle extra chocolate chips on to the tops of the loaves before baking…my kids love this!  So delicious…enjoy!

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Servings 2 loaves
Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife

Ingredients

  • 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) ** See notes.
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  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 1 cup chocolate chips.

  10. Divide the batter between the 2 loaf pans.  Sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips on to the tops of each loaf.

  11. Bake for 60 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

If you find the grated zucchini is really juicy, lightly squeeze out some of the moisture before adding the zucchini to the batter.

Recipe from epicurious.com.
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Notes and Tips!
  • This recipe makes 2 loaves, so you can freeze one for later!
  • If you find the grated zucchini is really juicy, lightly squeeze out some of the moisture before adding the zucchini to the batter.
  • This recipe is quite cake-y, so it would 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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12 Comments

  • 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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  • Reply Friday's Faves - The Happy Housie September 8, 2017 at 4:01 AM […] love all the fresh zucchini this time of year; and found and awesome recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs  that my boys love!   {PS – Jo-Anna also shared a gorgeous fall mantel this week right […]
  • Reply Meg September 10, 2017 at 3:34 PM Absolutely delicious and looks beautiful. Thank you so much for the recipe. Taking one loaf down to friends this evening. Those chocolate chips on top of the loaves is such a nice touch.
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 11, 2017 at 7:03 PM What a nice thing to do! I'm so happy you enjoyed this recipe!
  • Reply Ivory September 10, 2017 at 6:06 PM Yum, yum, yummy! Can't wait to make both.
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