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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


  • 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


  • 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.