Marlys’s Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Grandma Billie’s Moist Chocolate Zucchini Cake has been a staple at family birthday parties and potlucks for years. We could spend hours telling you stories about the funny looks we get when we tell people that the secret ingredient in this cake is a vegetable.

However, Great Grandma’s recipe also includes lots of sugar and dairy. So, several summers ago, Marlys decided to create a dairy free, refined sugar free version of the amazing chocolate zucchini cake we all adore.

We think you’ll agree that this is a great way to use up an extra zucchini or two!

Marlys' Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Marlys’s Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Dairy free, refined sugar free version of an old family favorite.
Cook Time 45 minutes
Author Marlys Endo
Course Dessert


  • 3/4 cup coconut oil room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup oat milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups zucchini grated
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips vegan


  • Mix together oil, honey, and sugar.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until mixture becomes creamy and lightens in color.
  • Add oat milk and all dry ingredients. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  • Bake in 13" x 9" or 9" round pan at 350° for about 45 minutes.

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