How about an easy, delicious chocolate zucchini cake recipe to use the prolific zucchinis that are taking over your kitchen? Zucchini season is upon us! You are drowning in Zucchinis. Your friends and neighbors have locked their doors so you can’t give them any more zucchini. What can you do now?
Or maybe you froze some shredded zucchini during zucchini season. Now it is time to use it up before the next zucchini season. Either way, this easy, delicious chocolate zucchini cake is going to be your new favorite zucchini recipe!
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An Old-Fashioned Chocolate Zucchini cake
This cake recipe is tried and true. I first tasted this cake when my mother-in-law made it years ago. You can’t even taste the zucchini, but it was the moistest chocolate cake I had ever tasted. I have been making it ever since.
Ingredients and Substitutions
One nice thing about this recipe is that it uses ingredients that you probably already have on hand. That also makes it a very frugal recipe. This recipe begins with eggs, which if you have your own chickens, you have! You could also substitute duck eggs for an even lighter and fluffier cake!
If you have a cow you also have buttermilk. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can easily substitute regular milk. I have used both and I haven’t seen a difference in the recipe. You can also substitute butter or ghee for the coconut oil.
I used my Kitchen Aide Mixer to prepare the batter. If you are looking for modern kitchen tools to make old fashioned recipes like this one, check out my favorite farm kitchen tools.
I have made this cake for church potlucks, birthday parties, and just as a nice dessert after dinner. Everyone always loves it, even kids! Just don’t tell them that there are vegetables inside.
The Frosting that Tops the Cake
I have also included an easy chocolate frosting. You probably have all these ingredients on hand as well, except maybe the marshmallow creme. If you don’t have that, I have substituted heavy cream and it is delicious.
A Family Favorite
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. This is one you will want to add to your favorite summer cake recipes!
Easy, Delicious Chocolate Zucchini CAke
- 3 Eggs
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups flour sifted
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup buttermilk (regular milk is fine)
- 2 cup zucchini shredded
- grease 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray
- preheat oven 350
- beat eggs until foamy
- add sugar and vanilla and beat until thick
- add oil, mix until combined
- Combine dry ingredients and add to egg mixture
- fold in zucchini
- pour evenly into prepared pan
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes
Easy Chocolate Frosting
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp Water
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp Marshmallow cream
- Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil
- Remove from heat
- add in chocolate chips (they will melt)
- blend in marshmallow creme
- add water, if necessary, for right consistency
- Spread over cooled cake
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