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
240
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
9g
13%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
38g
29%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
61µg
15%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
95mg
14%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
61mg
4%
Water
7g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.