Chocolate Zucchini Cake


This chocolate zucchini cake is moist and fudgy with crunchy walnuts in every bite! You can frost it with chocolate frosting or cream cheese icing.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
1 (9x13-inch) cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 3 cups grated zucchini

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add oil and eggs; mix well until just combined. Fold in zucchini and walnuts until they are evenly distributed; pour cake batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. Cool cake completely before frosting with your favorite frosting.

    close up view of Chocolate Zucchini Cake garnished with powdered sugar, next to a walnut


Squeeze zucchini in a clean kitchen towel to remove moisture if you prefer a lighter, drier cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
18g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 117mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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