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chocolate zucchini cake

Healthy Chocolate Cherry Zucchini Cake


  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 30 pieces

Description

A health-boosted snacking cake!


Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp inulin (optional… great ingredient to add a little extra fibre)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups chopped cherries
  • 2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a standmixer combine the eggs, sugar, oil, cocoa, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add in the flours, flax seed, inulin (optional), salt, and baking soda. Stir together on low then increase to medium until well combined. Don’t overstir.
  4. Add in the zucchini, yogurt, cherries, and chocolate chips. Stir until well combined. Don’t overstir.
  5. Grease a 9×12 pan. Pour the batter into the pan.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool and cut into 30 squares.

Notes

1/2 serving of veggies/fruit in each piece!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 15.5
  • Fat: 10.5
  • Carbohydrates: 29.5
  • Fiber: 2.5
  • Protein: 5

Keywords: zucchini cake, healthy zucchini bread, zucchini recipes, healthy baking

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