|December 8, 2023

The Perfect Zucchini Chocolate Cake

By Bulletproof Staff
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

The Perfect Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Zucchini chocolate cake recipe and content provided by Sheridan Austin

Make your veggies do more for you with this luscious zucchini chocolate cake recipe. Zucchini adds the perfect blend of moisture and fiber to this picture-perfect dessert without adding any veggie flavor. Plus, it’s a cinch to prepare.

You may already be familiar with including zucchini in baked goods like bread — and it tastes just as amazing in cake. With cacao butter and cacao powder mixed into the batter, the chocolate flavor is strong enough to mask any zucchini taste. This chocolate cake makes a delicious way to use up your spare veggies, too.

While this cake tastes perfect on its own, you can easily decorate it with fresh low-fructose berries or low-carb frostings. A simple chocolate glaze or dairy-free vanilla topping would both taste amazing.

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Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Decadent and dense, this zucchini chocolate cake fills all your sugar cravings with a serving of sneaky veggies -- plus no gluten or grains.
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Prep10 minutes
Cook40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
DietDairy-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Paleo


  • 3 cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup cacao butter, melted
  • ¾ cup coconut cream
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 6 tbsp non-GMO erythritol, birch xylitol, or a blend such as Lakanto
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch cake pan with parchment or grease it with coconut oil or ghee.
  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add all remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the cake tin. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it is no longer wobbly in the middle and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely and serve plain, or with whipped coconut cream, berries or a simple chocolate glaze (see link in post above).

Nutritional Information

  • Servings: 1 slice
  • Calories: 306
  • Fat: 26.5 g
  • Protein: 10.1 g
  • Fiber: 6.6 g
  • Sugar: 11.5 g
  • Sugar Alcohols: 7.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.2 g
  • Net Carbs: 7 g
  • Sodium: 62 mg
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