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Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

This cake is even better when it’s cold, so be sure to store it in the fridge.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: cakes, DESSERT
Cuisine: American, healthy, kids
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Dani Spies


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 11 ounces or 2 medium sized zucchini
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips + 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees and coat and 88 baking dish with coconut oil or cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, vanilla, coconut sugar, and apple sauce. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until everything is just combined.
  • Gently fold the zucchini and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour the batter into the baking pan and sprinkle the remaining chips over the top.
  • Pop in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until set through. Cool and enjoy.