This Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake is super moist & extra chocolate-y. Then topped with creamy chocolate frosting - it's the perfect double dose of chocolate.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Additional Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 18
This Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake is super moist & extra chocolate-y. Then topped with creamy chocolate frosting - it's the perfect double dose of chocolate.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil or canola
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini

For the Chocolate Frosting

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 4-6 tablespoons heavy cream or milk

Instructions

  • For the Chocolate Zucchini Cake
  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees, then butter and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Then in a separate large bowl using an electric mixer beat together the oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  • Turn the mixer down to low speed, then carefully beat in the sour cream followed by the flour mixture.
  • Then stir in the shredded zucchini.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • For the Chocolate Frosting
  • Beat the butter in a large bowl until very soft.
  • Then beat in 2 cups of the powdered sugars, followed by the cocoa powder.
  • Then beat in the rest of the powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time alternating with 1 tablespoon of the heavy cream.
  • Frost the cooled cake with a flat edge knife.
Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 296IU6%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.