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What is not to feel good about when Zucchini is an ingredient right? This Zucchini Chocolate Cake is super flavorful, fudgy, sweet and just plain delicious.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Course Dessert
Author Melissa Coleman

Ingredients

  • Cake Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. shredded zucchini
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 c. buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter then add in the cocoa powder and stir until smooth.
  4. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and add to the dry ingredients you previously mixed.
  5. Now add in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and zucchini, mix until well combined.
  6. Pour the mix into a 13 x 9 cake pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until cake comes out clean by testing with a toothpick.
  7. Remove from oven and top with frosting.
  8. Frosting Instructions:
  9. In another large bowl add the powdered sugar and set aside.
  10. In a saucepan, melt the butter and then add in the cocoa powder and buttermilk. Stir until well combined and smooth.
  11. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and pour over the powdered sugar.
  12. Add in the vanilla and whisk together until smooth.
  13. Pour over the hot cake and spread evenly.
  14. Allow to cook before slicing and serving.