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Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Ultra rich, moist, and fudgy Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake is the perfect summer treat for any chocoholic and can be made in less than 1 hour! No mixer required.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword summer
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 9 cake squares
Recipe by Tessa Arias

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (143 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (43 grams) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup (200 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons (57 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup fresh vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) full fat sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (136 grams) shredded zucchini, from about 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup (170 grams) semisweet chocolate chips

For the icing:

  • 1/2 cup (63 grams) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

Make the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350┬░Line a 8 by 8-inch metal baking pan with parchment paper then spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, oil, sour cream, eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until a few streaks of flour remain. Squeeze out any additional moisture from the shredded zucchini before adding to the batter. Add in the chocolate chips. Stir until just barely combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely.

Make the frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl stir together the sugar and milk with a fork until smooth and thick but pourable. Drizzle all over the cake. Let set before serving.
  2. Cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.