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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Amazingly rich and decadent, this Chocolate Zucchini Cake is what all chocolate cakes should strive to be.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate zucchini cake
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (335g) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (95g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons (14g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) baking powder
  • 3 cups (450g) zucchini, grated and NOT drained
  • 1/2 cup (350g) chocolate simple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and vegetable oil.
  • Add in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well.  
  • Fold in the zucchini until it is evenly distributed. 
  • Pour mixture into a prepared 9x13-inch pan.
  • Bake 40-50 minutes (or until a clean toothpick comes out with a few crumbs, but not wet batter).
  • Remove the cake from the oven, pierce with a fork, and drizzle about 1/2 cup of chocolate simple syrup over the top. 
  • Allow cake time to set before serving.



Calories: 287kcal