Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Tanni made two desserts in the Gilmore Community Kitchen. She made a Zucchini Chocolate Cake and Loh Mei Chi. The Zucchini Chocolate Cake is best served after two or three days. A great dessert that you can prepare in advance.

What I liked of this recipe is that you can hardly detect the zucchini in the cake. It’s a great way to add vegetables into fussy kids diet without them knowing it. This will certainly be my secret weapon and I hope Arkensen and Nanzaro will not read this blog.


You may garnish the cake with a dust of icing sugar or with some cut fruits along with it.



  • 1 cup of shredded zucchini (do not substitute with cucumber)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or other flavour extract)
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


You may double the recipe but doubling all the ingredients except the vegetable oil to 3/4 cup and the egg to 3.

Click on the link below for the instructions.


Preheat the oven to 350F and grease the loaf pan.

_MG_4585_edited-1Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder into a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
_MG_4591_edited-1In another mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugar.

Beat the egg mixture with a hand held mixer or by hand until it turns pale yellow.

Add vanilla extract and vegetable oil to the egg mixture and blend until smooth.

_MG_4593_edited-1Add the shredded zucchin into the creamy egg mixture.
_MG_4599_edited-1Add the dry ingredients into the egg mixtures and mix well.
_MG_4600_edited-1Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out to cool on a wire rack.

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  1. Chef Tom

    This looks sinful! I’ve never made cake with zucchini…but i love zucchini..so why not! My mom is getting home from the hospital today and she loves chocolate!

    Thanks !

  2. Ann

    Thanks for the great recipe. I’m going to go try and bake some right now!

  3. pookie

    thanks so much! i just tried making this and it turned out very moist and tasty! my family loved it! =)

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