Chocolate Zucchini Cake is my new go to for a tasty dessert that I can sneak some greens in on my kids!
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Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING is how I sneak zucchini into my kids!!! They have no idea and it tastes out of this world good!!!!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 -12
Author Aubrey Cota


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus 1 tbsp for coating the chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium zucchini grated and then squeezed dry (if hiding from kids you may want to chop the zucchini even smaller)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 recipe for Best Cream Cheese Frosting


  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • grease a 9x9 inch square baking pan then coat with flour, shaking out the extra flour
  • in a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, allspice and cinnamon
  • in a large bowl beat together olive oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes
  • add in the flour mixture and mix on low until just combined
  • pour in the zucchini pieces and stir until evenly mixed through
  • in a small bowl toss the chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of flour until coated
  • add the chocolate chips into the cake batter and fold in with a spoon
  • pour batter into the baking pan
  • bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean
  • allow to cool to the touch before topping with cream cheese frosting