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It seems like everyone has too much zucchini this time of year, because it is so prolific! Here is a fun way to use up some of that extra zucchini from the garden. Shredded zucchini added to the batter makes this cake nice and moist.
It would be healthier if you left off the frosting, but cake isn’t really supposed to be healthy, even if it has zucchini in it. My younger daughter doesn’t like chocolate cake much, but she took a small piece and like it so much she asked for seconds. Once she found out there was zucchini in it she made a face, but she still finished her piece off and had another piece the next day!
Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Cake
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 cup grated zucchini
- 4 Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- chocolate frosting
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips
- Preheat oven to 350, and grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
- Cream the oil, butter and sugar. Then add the eggs and mix well.
- Mix buttermilk and zucchini together.
- Combine all dry ingredients (cocoa powder, baking soda, salk, baking powder, flour) in a bowl.
- Then add the dry and wet mixtures alternately to the sugar mixture. Stir until well combined but don't over mix.
- Fold in chocolate chips, if desired, and put into the prepared pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until the middle of the cake is firm.
- Frost when cool and decorate with coconut chips.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
25 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut Zucchini Cake Recipe”
I have a teenager who would make the same face and then come back for seconds. Have you tried putting a piece in a lunch box or picnic basket? I'm wondering how portable it would be if it's moist.
It does look delicious. I never mention the zucchini! heh
I love when veggies are used in unexpected places!
That looks delicious! I love sneaking in veggies when I can. I too have extra zucchini looking for uses for.
Great way to sneak in those veggies
My sister made a cake that was delish and hid zucchini in it but my son figured it out! What’s the trick to grating it?
I love the combination of chocolate and coconut! Never would have thought to throw zucchini in.
I love zucchini! Not to mention chocolate and coconut. I need to make this. Thanks!
I LOVE zucchini, it’s so delicious! I’m all for having it in a cake, how clever!
What a great combination. I know I’d love this; thank you so much!
I want to try this, the cake looks very moist!
Oh yum! I love cakes made with zucchini they are so moist.
I never tell my kids veggies are in ‘cake’ or anything baked. They won’t touch it if I list the ingredients so I never do. I just say sugar and chocolate.
I would never thought of this, it sounds really good. I also love that you used coconut oil so healthy and delicious.
Oh that does look good.I bet even my husband would love it!
oh my goodness yum!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch fro your feature on Monday xo
This is the second time I’ve seen zucchini and chocolate in the same recipe! What an interesting combo! I’m sure the cake would be seriously moist and soft! I’ll have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Incorporating veggies into delicious treats like this is so creative! This looks delicious!
Yum. Seriously. Just printed. 🙂 Visiting from Great Idea Thursdays! 🙂
I love everything about this recipe! I just grated up a couple of big zucchinis today…will have to try this. Really love the addition of coconut oil too. So glad I found this recipe at Full Plate Thursday. Pinning!!
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This sounds delicious! I’ve made chocolate zuchinni cake, coconut sounds like a wonderful addition. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!
This looks great! I am going to have to make this soon! Thank you for linking up this weeks Merry Monday Link Party!
Zucchini cake was one of the first things I learned to make in home ec class way back in junior high. This version looks delicious – can’t wait to try it!