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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Everyone is chatting about what the big deal is about zucchini on social media today. My garden is full of ripe zucchini for the picking; this is prime first harvest time and I for one will be loading my freezer up with many tasty treats and frozen veggies and you get to reap the benefits of a tried and true zucchini recipe gem. This is Hubs favourite, I’m more of a loaf type of gal but don’t worry, I’ll be posting that recipe soon too.


What is your favourite zucchini recipe?

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup sour milk
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  1. Mix butter, oil and sugar and add eggs one beating after each.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients; mix well.
  3. Spray a 9" x 13" pan with cooking oil and place batter into pan.
  4. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the batter.
  5. Cook in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees F. for 40 - 50 mins. Insert a toothpick into the centre to check if the cake is done.
  6. Cool completely and sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.



3 comments on “Chocolate Zucchini Cake”

  1. Oh man do I love zucchini cake! Thanks for sharing your recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oh yummy!!! These look soooo tempting! As I mentioned before, I’ve been looking for a good recipe using Zucchini and this looks perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  3. YUM!!!! This is a family favourite! We have TONS of zukes on our farm. I’m going to try your recipe, as it’s a little different from mine ๐Ÿ™‚

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