Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cake Is a Delicious Snack

At this time of year, you may have an abundance of zucchini, or you may just want another excuse to eat chocolate. Either way, this cake fits the bill. Zucchini may seem like a weird ingredient to put into cake, but it makes it very moist. It seems to be a hit with everyone who’s tasted it, so give it a try.

Here’s the recipe: Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Lightly grease an 8 x 8 inch pan
  • Ingredients
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unbleached white flour (if you want to use all whole wheat, that’s fine, too)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar (don’t pack it down too hard)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups fresh, grated zucchini
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

In a small bowl stir together the flour, cocoa power, baking powder and salt.

In a larger bowl, whisk together the melted butter and the brown sugar until smooth. Add the egg, sour cream or yogurt, milk and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool.


Melt ½ cup dark chocolate chips in a double boiler or the microwave. Stir in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or melted butter. Pour over the top of the cake. Add chopped walnuts or pecans, if you like.

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Betty Casey has been editor of TulsaKids for over 20 years – her youngest child was 3-years-old when she started working for the magazine. She and her husband Wes have three young adult children. Betty’s blog ranges from writing about current issues or information of interest to local parents, reflecting on her life without kids at home, and posting a few recipes now and then. (Cooking and running are two or her favorite past-times.) Betty is the author/illustrator of three children’s books, "May Finds Her Way," "That is a Hat" and "The Prince of the Prairie" (The RoadRunner Press). She was named Blogger of the Year in 2014 by The Great Plains Journalism Awards, was a finalist in 2015 and won again in 2016. Most recently, she was named the 2017 News Blogger of the Year. She has also won numerous writing awards from the Parenting Media Association.

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