CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This chocolate zucchini cake is so good and gives you another way to use some of that zucchini.  This is good with or without the frosting but I think the more chocolate the better.  The frosting just completes how good this cake really is. It won’t last long! My family loves this cake and I make it a lot whenever I have zucchini on hand.  You might also like our recipe for sour cream zucchini brownies.

Chocolate zucchini Ingredients Needed:

Sugar

Oil

Butter

Eggs

Baking soda

Vanilla extract

All-purpose flour

Buttermilk

Zucchini, shredded

Cocoa

Chocolate chips

Walnuts or nuts of your choice

Frosting Ingredients Needed:

Cocoa

Milk

Butter

Vanilla flavoring

Confectionery sugar

This cake is wonderful to take to any summer gathering. It is so good and always a hit. You can easily make this cake a day in advance. You can always leave the nuts out if you like. I must admit my family looks forward to this cake every year. It’s just that good!

Recipe feedback: “I made this today. Yum, it is good! I could not stop eating the icing either. Thanks Judy! It’s a nice change from Zucchini bread.” -S.F.

“I had this Chocolate Zucchini Cake for the first time at the Family Re-Union this year. It was great. I even got to bring some home with me. YUM YUM!” -Karen

“This cake is incredible! I will definitely make it again. We always have a lot of zucchini and this is going to stay in our rotation. I never thought this would be this good, but its amazing!” – Jessica 

 

Chocolate Zucchini Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

 
Chocolate Zucchini Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks
 
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5 from 7 votes

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This delicious zucchini cake is a family favorite. Easy to make and a great way to use zucchini. Wonderful reviews on this delicious cake.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: chocolate zucchini cake
Servings: 10 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 stick butter or margarine softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups zucchini shredded
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 2 cups confectionery sugar

Instructions

  • In a large bowl with mixer cream together sugar and butter; Add oil, flour, vanilla, buttermilk, cocoa, eggs and baking soda. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cook in preheated 350 degree oven 35 to 45 minutes until done in center.

Frosting Instructions

  • Mix together cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla with mixer. Add sugar, mix well. If too thick, add more milk. Spread over cooled cake.

 
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26 Comments

  1. Hi, is the zucchini peeled? Assuming not…

  2. This cake is incredible! I will definitely make it again. We always have a lot of zucchini and this is going to stay in our rotation. I never thought this would be this good, but it’s amazing!5 stars

  3. Bertha Parrish says:

    Could self rising flour be used and omit soda

  4. Is there a substitute for the butter milk ? Can I use regular milk?

  5. My grandmother always made this, super moist and doesn’t last long however, yummy!!5 stars

  6. which side of the grater to you grate the zucchini on??

  7. going to sound like a stupid question but is vanilla flavoring the same as vanilla extract ?

  8. Reda Whisman says:

    Can you leave the chocolate chips out?

  9. can you make this in a bundt pan?

  10. I had this Chocolate Zucchini Cake for the first time at the Family Re-Union this year. It was great. I even got to bring some home with me. YUM YUM5 stars

  11. Do you have to drain or squeeze the zucchini after you grate it?

  12. Hi Judy! I am going to make this to take to work tomorrow. Do you advise refrigerating over night? I have made this before but it was long gone within 30 minutes of taking it out if the oven!

  13. I made this today. Yum, it is good! I could not stop eating the icing either. Thanks Judy! It’s a nice change from Zucchini bread.5 stars

  14. Really, a chocolate zucchini cake, now how am I not going to be baking this??? Still eating the last of your fudge recipe from last week – I tried very hard to dole it out to myself. Oh boy, guess I better get myself to aerobics tomorrow morning, reading your blog can be dangerous. Thanks a bunch!

  15. I love zucchini bread, but wasn’t familiar with zucchini cake! This reminds me of a recipe I made years ago that used sauerkraut in the chocoloate cake. It was actually very good! I’m sure this is, too.

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