Chocolate Zucchini Cake – Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Cake - Recipe

Zucchini never tasted so good! This moist cake is sweet (but not too sweet) and is great for any chocolate lover. Don’t skimp on the crumb topping – it makes this cake!

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 cup plain or vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 small zucchini, trimmed and quartered
  • 21⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup walnuts
  • 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Add butter, yogurt, sugar, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk and zucchini to Wild Side jar and secure lid. Select “Batters” cycle (if you don’t have a “Batters” cycle, blend on a Medium to Medium-Low speed (speed 4) for 30 seconds).
  3. Add flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder to jar and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 8-10 times until ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into greased 9×13 non-stick pan.
  5. For crumb topping, add brown sugar and walnuts to clean Wild Side jar and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 3-5 times until nuts are chopped to desired texture.
  6. Add brown sugar nut mix to chocolate chips and sprinkle evenly on top of cake.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes until done. Allow to cool for at least one hour before cutting.

VARIATIONS

You can make this in the Four Side jar but it may take a little more blending. Dicing the zucchini into smaller pieces will help.

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