Great-Grandma's Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

I always remember my great-gramdma making this cake, so when I was given a 3-foot long zucchini by my boyfriend's parents, I called my mom for the recipe. It put a small dent in that monster gourd! This was my first attempt at a cake from scratch and it didn't collapse, so it can't be that tough if I did it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter, oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir lemon juice into milk to make sour milk.
  4. Stir sour milk into creamed mixture.
  5. Sift baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, flour and cocoa THREE times.
  6. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet mixture until completely combined, then stir in zucchini.
  7. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 cake pan and sprinkle top with chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Most Helpful

This cake is absolutely delicious! It?s moist, rich in flavours, with a perfect balance between the spices, the courgette and the sweet chocolate, and it?s one of your 5 a day! Thank you :)

midgebot June 10, 2013

Easy to do and yummy! I used only 3/4 cup sugar. Sweet enough for my taste. And I did exactly the same for the recipe. And after 40 minutes it was ready. And the smell was amazing :) Thanks Tasha Leah.

Boomette August 23, 2007

This was good but I added in more cocoa powder, I used frozen well drained zucchini and increased the cinnamon, we enjoyed this, thanks for sharing Tasha!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz April 15, 2007