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Keto Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Picture of keto zucchini chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and berries on top

Easy recipe for moist and rich LCHF keto zucchini chocolate cake! Your family and friends will like it! it’s delicious, flourless, contains a lot of chocolate and it’s really low in carbs!

I have a lot of fresh zucchini in my fridge because they are in season and so low in carbs! Barely I could close my fridge! My children’s nanny, knowing that we are a major meat eaters, asked me – What are you gonna do with all that zucchini?

Immediately, my twisted mind thought about chocolate cake with zucchini! 😀

My keto baby can’t wait until I take a few photos of this low carb chocolate cake with zucchini

So, I grated zucchini, add some regular keto pantry ingredients like eggs, almond meal and coconut flour, plus some cinnamon and chocolate, bake it and voila! One of the best low carb chocolate cakes! I can’t explain how delicious this keto cake is, you taste chocolate and rich flavor, but actually you can’t taste zucchini at all.

Really, if you don’t know that there is a zucchini, you would never tell!

Obviously, I don’t have to tell you that the cake came out perfectly and it comes perfectly each time. My children don’t realize any zucchini in the cake – it is pure chocolate cake for them and they enjoy it! We enjoy it too because this keto chocolate with zucchini goes perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea and that’s my favorite way to relax. 

So I decided to take some photos and share this keto chocolate cake recipe with you. It also goes so great with a glass of some nice coconut milk or almond milk, or with bulletproof coffee or bulletproof tea if you like it.

 

TIPS TO MAKE KETO ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE CAKE

GRATED ZUCCHINI

You will need to grate one big fresh zucchini. Here you can’t use frozen zucchini because it won’t be good. If you have a very sensitive children, I mean color sensitive, you might peel the zucchini before, to avoid them seeing little green pieces of zucchini in your cake. I don’t peel mine, I always do it faster way xoxo, and my children don’t mind in this case. Sometimes they mind, but not when it comes to chocolate cake!

Keto chocolate zucchini cake with walnuts

LOW CARB FLOURS

For this keto chocolate zucchini cake almond flour and coconut flour combination is fantastic. You have really a feeling like you eat regular, rich, I mean very rich and moist chocolate cake.

Because this is a low carb chocolate cake, you will need some unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder, and I love to add few drops of my Vitality or Plus Orange edible essential oils and some cinnamon powder. Cinnamon and orange give elegant note to this cake, elevate the flavor, and it taste so much better!

CHOCOLATE AND WALNUTS

For extra boost of energy and flavor, I love adding chopped chocolate and walnuts in this cake. Instead of walnuts you can also use hazelnuts or pecans. These nuts complement to chocolate!

Picture of a slice of keto chocolate cake with zucchini and walnuts

SERVING KETO CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH ZUCCHINI

I love serving this cake with just a few fresh berries or with some whipped heavy whipping cream. 

Other keto zucchini recipes on my blog

Cheesy keto zucchini bread

Delicious keto waffles with zucchini

Keto oven baked zucchini fritters

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Keto zucchini chocolate cake

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Serves: 16 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Grated zucchini 3 cups/370 g/13 oz
  • Almond meal 1 cup/100 g/3.5 oz
  • Coconut flour 1/4 cup/27 g/0.95 oz
  • Cacao or cocoa powder unsweetened 1/4 cup/16 g/0.56 oz
  • Low carb sweetener (swerve or erythritol) 1 cup
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Baking soda 1 tsp
  • 3 large eggs
  • Melted butter 60 g/2.11 oz
  • Vanilla extract/essence 1 tsp
  • Orange zest of 1 orange or 2 drops of edible orange essential oil
  • Cinnamon powder 1 tsp
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Dark chocolate 70% sugar free 80 g/2.8 oz
  • Chopped walnuts 1/2 cup/60 g/2.11 oz
  • GANACHE
  • Heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup/100 ml
  • Dark chocolate sugar free 70% cocoa 50 g/1.76 oz

Instructions

1

Prepare 24 cm/9 inch cake tray layered with a parchment paper.

2

Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F.

3

Grate zucchini with a kitchen grater or in a food processor and set them aside

4

Combine all dry ingredients with eggs, vanilla, orange zest or edible orange essential oil and melted butter, and add it to zucchini.

5

Combine everything together and add chopped chocolate and chopped walnuts, stir until nicely combined and bake for 30 minutes or until baked in preheated oven on 180 C/350 F.

6

GANACHE

7

In a small sauce pan heat the heavy whipping cream and when it starts simmering, remove from the heat, add chocolate and whisk until chocolate completely melted and silky. Pour it over a baked cake still in a cake pan.

8

Leave the cake for few hours in the fridge or overnight.

9

Serve cold with fresh berries or with heavy whipping cream.

10

Enjoy!

Notes

This cakes served 16. Nutritional value per serving: Cal 149, Far 12 g, NET Carbs 2.05 g, Protein 4.21 g. This is for your information only, please calculate your own macros with ingredients you use.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Vanessa
    September 21, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    You made it!
    My 9-year old daughter love sthe cake even if she knows there is zucchini in it!
    It taste really delicious. On my second try I just mixed the batter before putting the chopped chocolate and chopped walnuts.
    My daughter like it better without the orange, I think it gives it a very subtile taste.
    Tahnks a lot for the recipie.

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      October 12, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      Hi Vanessa, thank you so much for this wonderful comment, I’m so glad you and your daughter like it!

  • Reply
    Anu
    August 10, 2020 at 8:03 am

    This was wonderful! I made this pretty much as written, but peeled the zucchini before grating, and used 100% chocolate with extra keto sweetener (a combination of erythritol, stevia and monk fruit sweetener in the batter, and powdered allulose in the ganache) to reduce the carbs. My largest round baking pan is only 8.5 inches, so that’s what I used, and I had to bake for about 45 minutes. I created a “swirl” on top of the ganache, because I couldn’t manage a smooth top.. haha! This was wonderful served with cream, and I’m sure it would be lovely with berries too. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I loved it!

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      August 10, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      Dear Anu, thank you so much for this wonderful review! <3

  • Reply
    Vickie
    July 20, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Is almond meal the same as almond flour?

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