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Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

I am on a cake kick after this Caramel Pear Cake. It is a great way to utilize summer produce before it goes to waste. Do you have any leftover zucchini from your summer garden? Making a Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake is a great way to use it up. Zucchini makes this cake super moist without giving it too much of a vegetable flavor. The chocolate cake is the star here with its delicious flavor that isn’t too rich. All you need is a fluted bundt pan to make this cake look beautiful. The pan does all the work for you. So easy!

What You Need for Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

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For this recipe, you will need a bundt pan and a mixer. You can use a hand mixer, but a stand mixer is better for this recipe. I love my KitchenAid because it can do so many things.

For the Cake:
1 C raw sugar
1 ½ C applesauce
1 ½ C oil
1 T vanilla
2 ½ C white whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Cocoa powder
2 medium zucchini, grated
1 C mini chocolate chips

For the Frosting:
¼ C melted butter
1/3 C cocoa powder
2 C powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
1/3 C milk

Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake

You are going to make the Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake in two parts. First you make the cake and then you make the frosting. Read through the instructions a couple times before you get started to familiarize yourself with the process.

For the Cake:
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, vanilla, apple sauce and oil until it all comes together. (If you’re using a hand mixer, this may take a little longer, just be patient, it’ll mix together).
In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, half at a time. Mix until the batter comes together.
Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.
Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes.

Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

For the Frosting:
While the cake is cooling, whisk together melted butter, cocoa powder, vanilla and milk until smooth.
Once the cake has cooled, drizzle over the top and sprinkle more chocolate chips on top.

Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

And now you have a delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake. Serve warm or chilled!

Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 C raw sugar
  • 1 ½ C applesauce
  • 1 ½ C oil
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 2 ½ C white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Cocoa powder
  • 2 medium zucchini grated
  • 1 C mini chocolate chips

For the Frosting:

  • ¼ C melted butter
  • 1/3 C cocoa powder
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1/3 C milk

Instructions

For the Cake:

  • In a large bowl, mix together sugar, vanilla, apple sauce and oil until it all comes together. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, half at a time. Mix until the batter comes together.
  • Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes.

For the Frosting:

  • While the cake is cooling, whisk together melted butter, cocoa powder, vanilla and milk until smooth.
  • Once the cake has cooled, drizzle over the top and sprinkle more chocolate chips on top.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake Recipe

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Kristy Still
    October 15, 2018 at 10:56 am

    I’m ready to make this right now, this sounds and looks fabulous! Saving it to make for church soon. Thanks for sharing!

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