Chocolate Zucchini Cake

chocolate zucchini cake
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!


Total time:  45 S

Servings:  20

Calories:  220


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

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Protein: 4g


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Add butter, yogurt, sugar, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk and zucchini to WildSide+ jar and secure lid. Select "Batters" cycle.
  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 9x13 non-stick pan.
  5. For crumb topping, add brown sugar and walnuts to clean WildSide+ 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.

Note: If you don't have a "Batters" cycle, blend on a Medium to Medium-Low speed (speed 4) for 30 seconds.


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


  • Blendtec

    It is 1 cup of granulated sugar. Happy blending!

  • Rob Kunkel

    A friend sent me the concept which linked into this site. Not a member but glad he put me onto it. Love AR but this piece of pastry is what I need in my arsenol.

  • mary

    does trimmed mean I have to peel the zucchini

  • Mara R.H. Sakry

    Has anyone tried to make this gluten free or paleo (semi-paleo)? I’ll attempt it and post the recipe if it’s a success; but I’d be equally happy to let you do the experimental work and reap the benefits. :)

  • Mary Blue

    Mara, I was wondering the same. also, didn’t it look like those were more cupcake shape than squares. seems like that might be easier

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