Zucchini chocolate Wholewheat Cake/Bread

Yes you read it right Zucchini chocolate Wholewheat Cake/Bread and that to with whole wheat and without butter. Isn’t it really cool. What can be better than giving your child a healthy cake loaded with vegetables when generally we ask them to limit that. My son knows that I sneak vegetables in cakes, so now he does ask me are you tricking me :-P. But in this cake one really cannot even make out that Zucchini is added. It gets completely hidden by cocoa powder, so bacha happy mumma happy. I make this cake often and is relished by adults and children’s equally.  Link to the original recipe is here. I have replaced the all purpose flour with wholewheat flour and white sugar with brown. I found that the sugar was okay not very sweet due to whole wheat. One can add a bit more sugar if needed. This time I made this cake for Blogging Marathon for Kids Delight – Chocolate Dishes and also I am sharing my first cake recipe on my blog.


Zucchini is loaded with vitamins and nutrients and is made of 95% water and hence is extremely low in calories. Due to its high water content it adds the moistness to the cake. One can check more nutrient information on the net. It is so versatile that it can be used in savory and sweets. Have you checked my other Zucchini recipes like Cauliflower & Zucchini Koftas, Zucchini & Brinjal Pancake, Zucchini, Carrot and Spring Onion Sandwich, Zucchini Fritters

So here goes the recipe for Zucchini chocolate Wholewheat Cake:


Zucchini chocolate Wholewheat Cake/Bread


Zucchini chocolate Wholewheat Cake/Bread





Zucchini chocolate Wholewheat Cake/Bread



Zucchini chocolate Wholewheat Cake/Bread
Zucchini chocolate Wholewheat Cake/Bread


  • 1 1/2 cups shredded raw zucchini (courgette) (I roughly put it around 1 1/2 cups, a bit more or less is fine, but not too much)
  • 1 cup (130 grams) Whole Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (45 grams) cocoa powder 
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable, sunflower (corn, or canola oil should work, I always use vegetable or sunflower)
  • 3/4 cup (175 grams) Dark brown sugar (one can add white granulated sugar too)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


    1. Preheat the oven to 180 Deg Celsius. 
    2. Line a Loaf pan with liner or one can just spray or grease the pan with oil.
    3. Grate the Zucchini using a medium size grater.




    1. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon.
    2. Fold in the chocoalte chips.
    3. In another large bowl whisk the eggs. The add the oil, sugar and vanilla extract and whish until well blended.
    4. Fold in the grated zucchini and then fold into the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Do not over mix.
    5. Fill in the Loaf pan to 2/3rd with batter and bake for 55-60 minutes or until they are springy or a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Keep your eye after 45 minutes.


  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack and let it cool completely.
  • Yummy and healthy Zucchini Chocolate Wholewheat Cake is ready.


Zucchini chocolate Wholewheat Cake/Bread


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