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Chocolate Zucchini Cake Slice on a white plate with chocolate shavings as garnish on scattered on plate
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Decadent Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A decadent chocolate cake that is jam packed with zucchini, a vegan friendly recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 5153kcal
Author: Janelle Hama


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cake Bundt Tin


  • 2 cups Plain flour
  • ¾ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Green zucchini

  • cup Aquafaba
    chickpea juice
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar
  • ½ cup Apple sauce

  • ¼ cup Chocolate shavings for garnish (plantbased of course)

Chocolate Frosting


  • Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Grate zucchini and set aside
  • In a bowl mix flour and cocoa powered together
  • Mix in remaining dry ingredients and create a well
  • Add all wet ingredients into the well and mix through until cake batter forms
  • In an oiled cake bundt tin, pour in cake batter.
  • Bake in an oven for about 45min. This may depend on your oven, so check in on the cake at the 30min mark with a fork by stick in the fork into the cake and if it comes out with batter or gooey cake you know its not ready.
  • Once cake is baked, allow it to sit for 10 min before placing it onto cooling rack. This will ensure cake doesn't crack
  • Once on cooling rack allow it to cool down to room temperature before applying frosting. Otherwise frosting will melt.
  • Garnish with chocolate shavings
  • Using a spatula, spread on chocolate frosting

Chocolate Frosting

  • In a bowl sift in icing sugar & cocoa powder, then combine
  • Add in wet ingredients and whip together until it the consistency is thick enough to place onto the cake.


Tip, don’t touch the sides whilst pouring into cake tin otherwise when the cake is rising it will be lopsided.


Calories: 5153kcal | Carbohydrates: 1019g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 127g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 4752mg | Potassium: 3599mg | Fiber: 60g | Sugar: 729g | Vitamin A: 5077IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 497mg | Iron: 37mg