Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake | My Simple Kitchen

My dad keeps bringing us zucchini and I keep baking with it. I love having fresh, local fruits and veggies available.  Every spring I say I want to start a garden but I haven’t made the jump.  The idea of walking into my backyard to get ingredients for dinner sounds amazing! The problem is, I’ve been known to kill a plant or two.  My husband is the only reason my flower baskets last as long as they do every year.  I have a serious problem with the whole remember to water thing.  Oh well, at least I have an amazing dad to keep my fridge stocked!  

I’m really excited to share this recipe with you. It is such an easy one and tastes fabulous! The cream cheese frosting pairs perfectly with the zucchini cake.

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake
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For the cake
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 2 tsp. cinnamon
  3. 2 tsp. baking soda
  4. 1 tsp. salt
  5. 2 cups sugar
  6. 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  7. 4 eggs
  8. 2 cups shredded zucchini
  9. 1 cup mini chocolate chips
For the frosting
  1. 1 8oz. package cream cheese
  2. 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degress F. Grease 2 round cake pans; set aside
  2. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. Cream together sugar and oil.
  4. Add eggs one at a time.
  5. Slowly add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  7. Divide batter into prepared pans and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Let cool completely before frosting.
  9. To make the frosting, beat cream cheese on high until fluffy.
  10. On slow, lowly add powdered sugar and vanilla, then beat on high until smooth.
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    • Rene says

      Zucchini is taking over my dad’s garden and too many are going to the chickens because none of us can keep up with them! Can’t wait until you get to try it.

  1. says

    This looks fantastic! Just the other day, I was wondering to myself why carrot cake is a common dessert/cake, but zucchini are usually baked as muffins or loaves and called “bread”…maybe if more people tried your zucchini cake, things would change! That frosting looks so tempting…
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