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Clean Keto Chocolate Zucchini Cake

You won’t believe that this Clean Keto Chocolate Zucchini Cake has zucchini in it because it is so moist and rich.

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You all know that I love chocolate. Since Valentine’s is around the corner, what better way to show your love than with a decadent chocolate cake with veggies in it?

Not only are you proving your love in the best way possible (by making a chocolate cake from scratch) but you’re also ensuring that whoever gets to indulge in this cake gets a good serving of vegetables.

I of all people love sneaking vegetables into foods. Especially since I have the pickiest eater in the world – my toddler.

She only likes mac and cheese, pizza, bread, and sugar. If you were wondering if my kids ate Keto too, there is your answer.

As soon as that girl sees anything green, she bolts. My 1-year old on the other hand will eat anything, she is like a garbage disposal. God loves her.

The one thing that both of them love regardless of their different eating habits is this Chocolate Cake.

Nothing makes me happier than watching my 3-year-old eat this cake and say “Yum, this is delicious”. I secretly have a buahahaha moment because she has no idea that there is zucchini in it.

A lot of you may wonder if you taste the zucchini in it and if it makes the cake taste “healthy”. The answer is no. At least I don’t taste it. It adds a great texture to the cake and makes it super moist.

However, you don’t want it to be too moist or it will turn soggy.

That is why it is very important to try to get as much water out of the zucchini as possible before mixing it into the batter.

keto zucchini chocolate cake

The easiest way to do this is to shred the zucchini, transfer it into a colander and sprinkle some salt on it. Don’t overdo it on the salt, maybe 1/2 tsp, not more.

While prepping the batter mixture, let the extra water soak out of the zucchini and occasionally squeeze out the water.

You’ll need to do this a couple of times to make sure that most of the water is out of the zucchini or else the cake will become too soggy.

Also, feel free to add in more sweeteners if you like the cake to be more on the sweet side.

The half cup of sweetener in this recipe makes this cake very subtle in its sweetness, which I prefer but you may not.

I recently started using Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener because it tastes the best for my husband and me.

We both agree that a lot of the keto-approved sweeteners have a “cooling” aftertaste, and he does not like it at all. For most of the desserts I make, I end up eating by myself because he can’t stand the aftertaste.

Since I started using Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener he says he doesn’t taste the “air conditioning anymore” Haha. That is what he calls it. I have a discount if you want to try it: eatbefitexplore will get you 20% off if you use this link.

How to Make a Clean Keto Chocolate Zucchini Cake

1. Gather all of your ingredients

For this chocolate zucchini cake recipe, I used 2 cups of shredded zucchini, almond flour, coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, large eggs, coconut oil, Lakanto Sweetener, and sugar-free coconut milk. I also used vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt.

For the glaze, I used coconut oil, sugar-free chocolate chips, and sugar-free coconut milk.

cake ingredients

2. Add all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix

Mix the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. 

mixed dry ingredients for keto cake

3. Add the wet ingredients into a separate bowl and combine with the dry ingredients

Cream together the coconut oil and sweetener first then add eggs, vanilla extract, and coconut milk. Mix until smooth. 

Slowly combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. 

clean keto chocolate cake batter

4. Fold in the shredded zucchini

Make sure to squeeze out the rest of the water from the zucchini before adding it to the batter.

cake batter with grated zucchini

5. Transfer the batter to a bundt cake pan

Make sure to grease the bundt pan before adding the batter.

cake batter in a cake pan

6. Bake and let cool completely

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

You can make the glaze while the low-carb chocolate cake is baking.

Baked keto chocolate cake in a cake pan
keto chocolate zucchini cake

7. Top the moist chocolate cake with Chocolate Glaze

keto chocolate cake with chocolate glaze

Do you also love making chocolate cake recipes? What do you think of this keto chocolate cake recipe?

Looking for other zucchini dessert recipes? Try my Lemon Coconut Cake and Lemon Poppy Seed Cake!

Clean Keto Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Clean Keto Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Yield: 10-12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cake

For the Chocolate Glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Shred the zucchini with a grater. Squeeze out extra water and sprinkle with salt. Leave in a colander underneath a bowl for excess water to soak out while you are prepping the other cake ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl mix the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt
  4. In a medium bowl cream together the coconut oil and sweetener.
  5. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and coconut milk and mix until smooth. 
  6. Slowly incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients mixing as you go. 
  7. Squeeze out the rest of the water from the zucchini and add the zucchini to the batter.
  8. Mix until fully incorporated.
  9. Pour into a greased bundt pan. 
  10. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  11. While the cake is baking, make the glaze:
  12. Combine coconut oiland baking chips in a small saucepan on medium heat. As the chocolate begins to melt slowly pour in the coconut milk, whisking it in until the mixture is smooth and is easy to pour.
  13. If it is too thick, add more coconut milk. Keep on very low heat until ready to pour. 
  14. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before pouring the glaze.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 198Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 5gSugar 0gProtein 4g

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3 thoughts on “Clean Keto Chocolate Zucchini Cake”

  1. I made this cake last night and it turned out so moist and delicious. I didn’t even taste the zucchini. My kids loved it too!

  2. Hello, I’d like to know which size bundt pan you used for this post. There’s a 6 cup on on amazon and a larger one available elsewhere. I love the presentation you’ve created! Thank you.

  3. Hello! Thank you for your kind words about the presentation! For this recipe, I used a 10-cup bundt pan. This size is ideal as it gives the cake enough room to rise without overflowing and helps achieve that perfect shape you see in the photos. If you only have access to a 6-cup pan, you might consider adjusting the batter amount or baking in batches. Let me know how your cake turns out.

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