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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

posted by Julie Evink on August 28, 2013

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Promise soon these Zucchini recipes will end. As soon as you tell my garden to quit making zucchini babies.

I thought I was going to have a ton of zucchini and then they never came. Then I got nervous. What’s summer baking without zucchini? Nothing.

Well then they came. And multiplied before my eyes. I stuffed them in my cupboard. Out of sight. Out of mind. Then I ponned some off on other people.

I also made a few delicious things like Cinnamon Frosted Zucchini Bars, Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bundt Cake and Zucchini Bread Pancakes.

And of course I made our family favorite or should I say my husband’s favorite Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake. This recipe is passed to me by my dear sister-in-law. In fact I think as soon as she entered our lives we scrapped this recipe from her! She’s gotta earn her keep some how right? Actually I love her dearly and this Zucchini Cake was just an added bonus. But hey I’ll take it!

My hubby was complaining because I was making Homemade Beer Bread for a girls night out and he wasn’t going to get any so I saw spied my zucchinis and got to baking!

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

Preparation 20 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes


  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 1 3/4 c. white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 c. zucchini, grated
  • 1 c. chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl cream butter, oil, eggs and sugar. Add buttermilk and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture until just combined. Stir in zucchini.
  3. Spread in a greased 9x13 inch baking pan or 2 - 8x8 inch pans. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes for the 9x13 inch pan or 35 minutes for the 8x8 inch pan.
  5. Freezes great!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 5670kcal Calories from fat 2425
% Daily Value
Total Fat 269g414%
Saturated Fat 105g525%
Transfat 5g
Cholesterol 602mg201%
Sodium 3062mg128%
Carbohydrate 769g256%
Dietary Fiber 25g100%
Sugars 504g
Protein 66g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    Thos zucchini cakes looks wonderful!!

  • Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper

    Love all the chocolate chips in here!

  • Kim @ 2justByou

    I had just found a chocolate zucchini cake last week, and this one looks delicious too! I pinned it. =0)
    I really like zucchini recipes. Now following via bloglovin and instagram (@2justByou).

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Oh, I love all of the chocolate in this!

    • Julie Evink

      But we can still think it’s healthy since it has zucchini right?!

  • Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    I believe this is a Bon Apetit recipe. I made it several years ago. Looks the same!

    It’s yummy!

  • Tanya Schroeder

    Keep the zucchini recipes coming Julie, they are awesome! This cake looks sooo good! I’m loving all the chips on top. And suddenly I wish I were on a beach eating this cake!

    • Julie Evink

      Haha it’s about time I should switch to apple and pumpkin I suppose huh?! 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

    This looks delicious! And what a great idea to sneak zucchini in there!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    Look at all your delicious zucchini recipes! I WISH our garden was overflowing with them…next year I need to veto hubby who says no to zucchini every year :/

    • Julie Evink

      What?! That is a total veto!

  • Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

    Wow, hard to believe that there is zucchini in there! Looks like a great chocolate cake:) Pinned to my Zucchini board!

    • Julie Evink

      I hid it really well didn’t I with all that chocolate!

  • Marybeth

    I don’t see where you added the eggs… I’m assuming it would be with the butter and oil?

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