Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake-so rich, moist and full of chocolatey flavor!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake-so rich, moist and full of chocolatey flavor!

As a child, I had to be the pickiest eater out there. So I understand when my middle child, Cassie, won’t eat most things. But I still have to try.

I’ll try and sneak fruits and veggies into other, delicious treats and see if she notices. Like these Apple Oatmeal Cookies, she loved them! She can be stubborn though, I made a chocolate cake with applesauce one time. She loved it but when I told her what was in it, she stopped eating it, and was mad at me for days.

It’s ok, I like peace and quiet.

Every year we are fortunate to have friends with abundant gardens, this year summer came early and I was gifted with a big bag of Zucchini. I’d had this recipe bookmarked for months.

This cake is delicious, moist and Cassie had another slice, even after she knew there was zucchini in it. So it must be good!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake
adapted from Family Kitchen

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake-so rich, moist and full of chocolatey flavor!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa (I used Hersheys)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups packed grated zucchini, I left the skin on
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl, just till blended. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar until fluffy. Add in oil and vanilla, beat again till well combined and oil doesn't separate after sitting for a few minutes.
  3. Blend egg mixture to flour mixture. Beat till blended but don't over beat. It'll be the consistency of thick brownie batter.
  4. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into 2 greased or sprayed loaf pans.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 dergee over for 50-60 minutes. Test for doneness using a toothpick.
  7. Let cool for 20 minutes in pan before removing to rack to cool completely.
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, slice and serve.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake-so rich, moist and full of chocolatey flavor!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. YUM! I could definitely use a piece of this this morning! What a great way to start the day, Joan!
    I hope you have a most wonderful Thursday! XOXOX

  2. Sounds amazing!!! I have to try this! Pinning it!!!

  3. I’ve tried chocolate-zucchini cake once and it was good, but honestly your cake looks much(!) better so I’d really love to try your recipe

  4. sounds delicious

  5. Rich, Moist and Chocolate, even a veggie, what more is there? This is an awesome recipe! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. This looks amazing! I have a craving for some chocolate cake now =]

  7. yummy… i will be trying this

  8. I’m definitely trying this out on my picky boys!

  9. Stopping by from My Crowded Kitchen Fabulous Friday! This looks amazing! Have a fabulous weekend!

  10. Oh this looks so yummy! Pinned it, and following you!!!

    Tanya 🙂

  11. Looks amazingly yummy!

  12. Joan, I already printed this earlier this morning and can’t wait to try it out.Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day.


  13. Congratulations,
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a wonderful week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. This looks amazing!! It is definitely going in my to-do file!! 🙂 Thanks for linking up – I featured you today as a Crush of the Week!

  15. This looks so good. Pinned for when those zucchini harvest! Thanks Joan!

  16. Anonymous says:

    any chance you’ve made this in a GF option?

  17. I am going to make this in a GF version. I use Better Batter flour, double the baking powder and use 1/2 tsp. + 1/8 tsp (math in my head with fractions never turns out) of xanthem gum in addition. I modify “normal” recipes all the time and this is the magic combo that I have found works the best. Good luck, can’t wait to try my cake!

  18. Haha. That’s why you never tell people (let alone children) ALL of the ingredients! This does sound good to me though. MM

  19. I am making this today!! It looks delicious and I have been wanting to make something with all of the zucchini that we have! My tummy will be thanking you this afternoon. Have a great labor day weekend Joan. ~Robyn

    • I am glad I found this. I wanted to make something chocolately for a picnic I am going to. Thanks so much.

  20. LOVE baking with zucchini! This cake looks fabulous!

  21. Looks amazing, Joan! Adore baking with zucchini!! Pinned!!!

  22. Shaunta Morris says:

    I made this wonderful loaf for family and friends. Everyone loved it. I added walnuts because I love nuts.

  23. We made this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks!!

  24. Lisa Garcia says:

    Hi, my quick breads turned out very flat even though they were cooked all the way through. I’d like to put this recipe in either a bundt or a single loaf pan. How would the temp and cooking time change?
    Thanks for your help. It tastes amazing by the way!

    • Kathy Littlefield says:

      I just made this in a bundt pan and didn’t change the oven temp or cooking time, haven’t tasted it yet, but so far so good. I used too much baking soda, I grabbed the tablespoon instead of the teaspoon! Whoops

  25. Sandra Lappe says:

    Looks and sounds tasty and easy! Just one question, can I use frozen zucchini instead of fresh? If I do, should I drain and dry it before using?

  26. Wow . . . 1 cup of oil ??? That is the most oil I’ve ever seen in a recipe. But it does look delicious. Moderation I suppose is the key!

  27. This recipe looks so yummy. One question, do you use a 9×5 pan or an 8 1/2 x 11 pan? Thanks. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  28. This was delicious. I used gluten free all purpose flour, added zanthem gum and doubled baking powder. It tastes like a cakey brownie. Great flavor. Next time I’ll add some cinnamon. Coconut would also be a great addition.

  29. Caterina says:

    The pictures look amazing! But how finely grated must the zucchini be? Does it affect the texture? Can someone who doesn’t like zucchini actually taste it or see it?

    • I just use a regular grater to grate the zucchini as you can see in the photo. I can tell you my picky eater (the one who I have to make things like this when she’s not at home so she doesn’t know I’ve snuck something healthy into her sweets) loves this cake!

  30. They tasted really great, but I struggled with the batter. It was a little too thick and my mixer overheated so I had to mix in shifts. Just a little warning to those of you not working with superpowerful ones!

  31. I used applesauce in place of veg oil and added 1 tsp cinnamon. Very delicious! Bake and take with us camping.

  32. I had to tell you how much my family LOVES this cake!!! I just made the recipe for the 3rd time in about 2 weeks and both my kids and husband can’t get enough. With about 15 home grown zucchini in the refrigerator on any given day starting around July, this is really a perfect summer dessert. I love that it’s a little bit healthier thanks to the zucchini, and I love that my 4 year old knows there is zucchini in it and loves it anyway. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

  33. I just found this recipe and just made it!! Love it. Moist and delicious! I used applesauce to replace the oil and made it in 5 mini loaf pans to freeze for the winter. Have 12 more zucchini, thinking of making more. Do you have any nutrition information?

    • Love that you made mini loaves, perfect portion control. I don’t have nutritional information but there are several apps available online that might help you.

  34. Hi, this reminds me of a recipe I used to make with my mom when I was a child. I was thinking of making this and cooking it in Mini-muffin tins for the kids’ school lunches.ant wait to try it!

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