Slimmed-Down Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Slimmed-Down Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Contributor

Chocolate cake can also be healthy if you know the right ingredient swaps. By simply adding vegetables to the mix, you can cut down on added fat and sugar while boosting the fiber and nutrient content of the dessert. — Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, author of Belly Fat Diet For Dummies.

24
Servings
160
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  coconut oil
  • 3/4  Cups  brown sugar
  • 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • 2  Teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1/2  Cup  non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4  Cup  buttermilk
  • 1 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Cup  whole wheat flour
  • 1/2  Cup  dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 2  Cups  shredded zucchini
  • 1/4  Cup  dark chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar, as a topping

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream the coconut oil, sugars, and vanilla. Add the butter milk and Greek yogurt. Mix well.

Add the flours, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda and mix again. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips, until batter is well combined.

Spread the batter in a greased Bundt cake pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.

Top with powdered sugar and serve.

Tip: You can also add walnuts or coconut to this recipe to change it up!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
52mg
7%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
201mg
13%
Water
26g
1%

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.