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Chocolate Zucchini Cake


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  • 2 1/4 cups flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups unpeeled zucchini, grated
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips



Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Grease and flour a large tube pan.

Sift dry ingredients (except sugar, nuts and chips) together.

Beat sugar, butter and oil in a mixer until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, scraping bowl and mixing after each addition.

Beat in vanilla, add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk (3 dry additions and 2 wet – ending with dry).

Mix in zucchini and pour into prepared pan.
Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips.

Bake until a knife inserted in centre comes out clean – about 50 minutes or so.

Cool completely in pan.

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