Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake @ NancyCIf you are a chocolate-lover, here’s a recipe you need to try! This Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake is a cross between a cake-like brownie and a chocolate cake. It’s so simple, it just has semi-sweet mini chocolate chips sprinkled on top instead of frosting. The zucchini makes the cake so very moist–and I think it’s amazing that you can’t even tell there is any zucchini in this! The mini seem-sweet chocolate chips make this cake extra chocolatey, too—there’s lots of chocolate chips in the batter and more on top of the cake. It has plenty of chocolate, so you don’t even miss the frosting! Everyone I shared this cake with really liked it, so I think this recipe is a keeper!

Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

  • Servings: 12–15
  • Difficulty: easy
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CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI SNACK CAKE by NancyC     Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake @ NancyC

Makes a 9×13″ pan                                          

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (for batter)
  • For sprinkling on top: an additional 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour a 9×13″ baking pan or line with parchment paper.

In large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well, then add in yogurt and vanilla extract.

In medium bowl, blend the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Stir the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. Fold in the shredded zucchini and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed in batter.

Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly in pan and bake at 350˚F for  30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or almost clean. Remove cake from oven and sprinkle the top with the additional mini chocolate chips (the chips will gradually get soft and melty as the cake cools). Let cool completely, then cut into squares and serve.

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I’ve been seeing so many great zucchini recipes this month, it makes me wish I had a garden full of zucchini! Are you growing your own zucchini and are you doing a lot of baking with it?

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13 thoughts on “Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

  1. Miz Helen

    I will love this recipe for my garden zucchini! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen


  2. Judy

    Thanks for the recipe!
    I halved the entire recipe for an 8 X 8 and used 1 T sour cream instead of yogurt. Delish! And just enough for my husband and me!

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