If you are a chocolate-lover, here’s a recipe for you 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 by 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 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out 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.
After my last 3 zucchini recipes, I still have a little more zucchini left! Probably just about one cup’s worth. So I may post one more zucchini recipe…we’ll see!