June 15, 2020

Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Frosting

Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Frosting

This gluten free chocolate zucchini cake is moist and so delicious and has an easy chocolate frosting. Plus you can make it all in one bowl!




For the cake

For the Frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (177ºC) and line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper going in both directions to ensure it's easily removed.
  2. In a fine mesh sieve or a nut milk bag, squeeze out as much water from the shredded zucchini as possible. Then add the shredded zucchini to a large bowl.
  3. Add the remaining wet ingredients to the bowl from the egg to the apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the dry ingredients from the oat flour to the salt and mix well to combine. Fold in 1/3 cup chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and place in the oven to bake for 25 to 28 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow it to cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes, then carefully lift the parchment paper to release the cake. Place this on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  6. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor add all of the ingredients for the chocolate frosting and blend until smooth, creamy and well combined. Set aside.
  7. Once the zucchini cake is cool, spread the chocolate frosting all over. Top with remaining chocolate chips. Keep on the counter if your kitchen is nice and cool, otherwise, move it to the fridge.


To make this vegan: use a flax egg instead of an egg. Combine 1 tbsp ground flax with 3 tbsp water in a small bowl. Mix with a fork to combine and let it sit for a few minutes before adding to the recipe.

For easy removal: line the pan with parchment paper going in both directions, use a little bit of coconut oil to grease the pan so the paper sticks.

Measure shredded zucchini: once you've shredded the zucchini, then measure it. From there, then squeeze out all that excess liquid.

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August 20, 2023
This is a delicious decadent cake! Do much like a flourless chocolate torte. Only subs I made was a flax egg, and solid heavy coconut cream for the coconut butter. Definitely keep this recipe!