Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Delicious way to use up zucchini! The flavor profile is similar to other cakes up here, but the proportions are different. This is tasty and not too sweet when served plain, or you could dress it up before serving by sprinkling with some powdered sugar or adding frosting - chocolate or cream cheese are great options with this! Just allow the cake to cool before frosting, if doing so. I received this recipe from a friend at my bridal shower.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 9x13" pan. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and baking soda, and mix well.
  4. Alternate between adding the sour milk and the butter mixture into the flour mixture, beating after every addition. Beat until smooth and all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  5. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  6. Bake 45-60 minutes, or until it tests done to the poke test.


Most Helpful

This is (and soon to be was!) delicious! I used buttermilk and threw some extra chocolate chips on the top - can never be too many chocolate chips! Made for PAC Fall 2012

Cadillacgirl November 04, 2012

This was a big hit at my DS`s home warming! I made lots of mini cupcakes and a small cake as posted for the photo. Thanks!

Rita~ October 17, 2011

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