Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake


Do you have a garden bursting at the seams with Zucchini?
Most people have a huge harvest and struggle to use it up.

I love it grilled, stir fried and use it grated in recipes. We also use a spiral cutter to make Zoodles, in place of spaghetti noodles (zucchini noodles).

Today I would like to share a recipe that you and your family will love!
Zucchini Cake is easy and so yummy, no one will know it is packed with zucchini goodness 🙂

Give it a try, I know you will love it. Please share your favourite recipe or preparation for zucchini in the comments. We may just feature your recipe on our site!




  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl cream butter, oil, eggs and sugar.
Add buttermilk and vanilla.


In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together.
Add to creamed mixture until just combined. Then fold in zucchini.


Spread in a greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.


Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 min.

This cake freezes well.
* TIP: freeze in small squares wrapped in plastic wrap, then foil.  Put in school lunches.

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1 thought on “Chocolate Zucchini Cake”

  1. When I have really big zucchini to use up, I make a lasagna. I slice the zucchini lenght-wise and use it instead of the lasagna noodles. It’s absolutely delicious!

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