Chocolate Zucchini Cake Guest Post

Sunday, July 14, 2013

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Are you guys ready for another guest post? Today, we have Britney from The Princess and Her Cowboys sharing an amazingly healthy take on a chocolate cake!

Hey all! I'm Britney from The Princess & Her Cowboys, where you'll find anything from DIY projects and stories to recipes. I am so excited to share here with Anyonita!

One of my favorite things about summer is zucchini. I grew up with my mom using it to make delicious bread and now I'm going to share an addicting recipe from my grandma--Chocolate Zucchini Cake.


For the cake
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sour milk (milk plus 1/2 tsp baking soda)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup zucchini, grated
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
4 tbsp cocoa

For the topping 
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 to 1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Make the sour milk by combining 1/2 tsp baking soda with milk

Making sour milk with baking soda and milk from

Put butter, sugar, zucchini, sour milk, applesauce, eggs and vanilla in mixer

Adding butter, sugar, zucchini and sour cream to mixer from

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cinnamon in a separate bowl

Adding dry ingredients to bowl for chocolate zucchini cake from

Slowly add the dry ingredients in with the zucchini mixture
Pour in 9x13 pan and top with chocolate chips, nuts and brown sugar

Unaorned chocolate zucchini cake, waiting for toppings from

Then come the goodies. The original recipe actually only calls for 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, but I like to put more. The chips will sink to the middle of the cake and make it more moist.

Chocolate chip studded chocolate zucchini cake from

 Add brown sugar on top. You can also add nuts if you want but I'm not a big fan of nuts in cake.

Chocolate chips hugged by brown sugar in a chocolate zucchini cake from

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let sit at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Britney is a former athlete that loves to do crafts, read and write. When she isn't working on The Princess & Her Cowboys, she is probably outdoors either gardening or hiking. She loves learning about others and would love to hear about you! Stop by and say hi!


  1. I would definitely loooooooooove to eat a slice or two (make it 3) of this cake :)
    It seems soft and delicious - perfect for me!

    1. Hahaha I agree, Winnie! :) I'm going out to buy zucchini just so I can try it!

  2. Wow! This looks delicious! I love zuchhini in cakes and breads. Definitely sharing this recipe on facebook and pinning! Yummo!

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

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