Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A rich and moist vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake with cinnamon glaze; the perfect dessert to celebrate the beginning of fall. Pair it with a glass of red wine for a wonderful evening of decadence.

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 379 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini about 3 medium zucchinis
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 flax eggs*
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts roughly chopped
  • Cinnamon Glaze or Chocolate Ganache
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a 10" bundt cake pan.
  2. In your food processor with the shredder attachment, shred your zucchini and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil and both sugars. Add flax eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Fold in shredded zucchini.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to wet and mix until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and hazelnuts.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle come out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and let cake cool for 20 minutes before flipping it out onto a wire cooling rack to let cool all the way.
  8. Top with Cinnamon Glaze or Chocolate Ganache and enjoy with a glass of JaM Cabernet
Recipe Notes

To make 4 flax eggs blend together 1/4 cup flax seeds with 3/4 cup water.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 399mg17%
Potassium 360mg10%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.