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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I really apologize for all the zucchini recipes if you don’t have an abundance like us gardener’s do this time of year.

Perhaps your neighbor might drop some off and run away cackling.

I am considering it. Random bombing of zucchini’s on my neighbors porches.They would totally know it’s me though, I would be busted in a second since I am the only person who has an obvious garden in their yard.


There IS a national Drop Zucchini on Your Neighbors Doorstep day, but I can’t find an exact date, reports vary as to when it is. But it should be secretive and random and you aren’t supposed to get caught!

I say every day is Drop Zucchini on Your Neighbors Doorstep Day. Perhaps you can even attach a recipe like this one to it, wouldn’t that be a lovely surprise!

This was going to be a loaf  and it was a good one, but this is so thick  that you could make it a cake as well.

Thick, fudgy, rich chocolate cake goodness. Or loaf, depending on how you slice it.

And there is no oil in it, just applesauce. You can’t tell, other than the lack of greasy feeling when eating it, which is a very good thing.

Ingredients Needed:

1 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup of applesauce
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4- 1 cup of chocolate chips

In your mixer bowl combine the eggs, applesauce, vanillas and sugars.


Sift together your dry ingredients, then add to the egg mixture, combining well on low speed.

Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the chocolate chips.

Grease and flour a loaf pan, then pour the batter in.

Bake at 325 for 50-60 minutes, until a fork inserted comes out clean. Which can be hard to do with chocolate chips in the recipe, but it is doable.

It amazes me that this green vegetable can be hidden in such tasty baking!


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    Cheri Abbott
    January 24, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Looks great! (It has zucchini in it, so it must be low calorie, right? 🙂

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    March 30, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    can I use oil instead of applesauce

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    March 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Can I use a substitute for applesauce?

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    March 16, 2016 at 3:20 am

    This recipe is absolutely delicious! I used gluten free flour, substituted swerve for the sugar and left out the chocolate chips for a much lower calorie cake. It came out great!!

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    August 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    OMG! This is the most AMAZING Zucchini Bread I’ve ever made! Thank you!

    I discovered your blog about a year ago and I must say you are my go-to when I’m looking for a recipe now.

    I haven’t been dusappointed with any of your recipes but this cake…ITS THE BEST!

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    February 2, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I made this and it is so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! 🙂

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    September 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    This is by far the best chocolate zucchini recipe I have ever come across. I get demands for this recipe when I make it. A staple for zucchini growers or gifters!! Thanks for sharing 😀

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    August 23, 2012 at 7:02 am

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    Karlee Urbanoski
    August 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I was just thinking I need to try this zucchini cake! 🙂

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    September 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    So good! Thanks!! Will make again!

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      September 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving the nice comment 🙂

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    Jessica Hartrick
    January 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Worked great – thanks!

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