Chocolate (Zucchini) Cake with Chocolate Frosting



Ssssshhhhhhhhh!  Don’t tell anyone that this chocolaty decadent dessert actually has zucchini in it!!!!!  If someone didn’t tell you there was zucchini in it, you would never ever know, and I’m not kidding.  The zucchini just melts into the cake, and you are left with an incredibly moist chocolaty treat!

As far as desserts go, it’s on the “healthier” side.  My kiddos devoured it (and so did Steve and I)!

Recipe adapted from Spend with Pennies.


Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 c. grated zucchini (about 2 medium size)

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 1 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. mini chocolate chips (or preferred chocolate)


  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir well. The mix will be quite dry… TRUST the recipe; then gently stir in the zucchini and spread the mixture into your prepared pan.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until cake is done.
  7. While cake is cooling, combine butter, milk and sugar in a small pan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Allow mixture to boil vigorously for 30 seconds; then remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips. Immediately pour over warm cake. Let cool completely before cutting so the frosting has a chance to set.

Chocolate (Zucchini) Cake with Chocolate Frosting:

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