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This is THE BEST chocolate zucchini cake recipe I have found full of nutritious ingredients, without the typical white sugar.  It is extremely moist and full of chocolate goodness.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup raw unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup fresh zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 Tbsps raw honey
  • 3 Tbsps pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

 

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups high-quality dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups coconut cream (open can and skim off the top cream for this use, throw the rest in a smoothie later!)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f. Spray two 6 inch cake pans with coconut spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.  Whisk dry ingredients together well.
  3. In another bowl, combine shredded zucchini, almond milk, honey, maple syrup, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract.  Whisk until well combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined, don't over mix.
  5. Divide batter between the two 6 inch pans.  Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes, carefully remove from pans and cool cakes completely on wire rack.

Frosting Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, melt chocolate chips and coconut cream together, mixing well until combined.
  2. Remove from heat, and immediately add 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract into your frosting mixing well.
  3. Allow frosting to sit on the counter for an hour or two until cool and thick.