Light and Luscious Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Thanks to Bountiful Baskets I can not only make my cake I can eat it too. I used my homemade applesauce and fresh zucchini from one of my baskets to make a moist and light cake. I did a semi sweet chip frosting to keep it simple. Every one deserves a special treat once in a while so why not try this, you won’t be disappointed.

Light and Luscious Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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Light and Luscious Chocolate Zucchini Cake


  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 2 cups zucchini


  1. Beat sugar and oil together for 1 minute
  2. add eggs, applesauce, vanilla and beat for another minute
  3. add flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and sour milk and beat until combined
  4. stir in zucchini
  5. put in a 9 x 13 prepared pan
  6. bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  7. cool
  8. frost as desired


To make sour milk add 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar in a 1/2 cup measuring cup and then fill with milk. Let set for 5 minutes then add to recipe.



  1. yes the zucchini is raw and grated

  2. Is the zucchini raw and grated?

  3. So sorry for the mess up. 2/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cider vinegar to sour the milk. They are busy fixing the recipe. Again sorry for the mess up.

  4. Melinda Harden

    How much apple sauce?

  5. Marilyn Pate

    This recipe needs to be corrected. It does not list applesauce in list of ingredients but does in the instructions. Also the notes regarding souring milk are not complete. What do you add 1/2 tsp. of??

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