Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake – Fudgy And Moist!

Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake – Fudgy And Moist! Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 30 minutes


For the Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake:

2 cups All Purpose Flour (250g)

3/4 cups Cocoa Powder (65g) Unsweetened

1 and 1/2 cups Light Brown Sugar (300g)

2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Espresso Powder

3/4 tsp Salt

1 Flax Egg 1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseeds + 3 Tbsp Hot Water

2 cups Shredded Zucchini (280g)

1/3 cup Vegan Mayonnaise (80ml)

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil (120ml)

1 Tbsp Distilled White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar

For the Chocolate Fudge Frosting:

1/2 cup Vegan Butter (112g)

4 cups Powdered Sugar (480g)

3/4 cup Cocoa Powder (65g) Unsweetened

5 Tbsp Soy Milk or other non-dairy milk

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

For Decoration:

Vegan Chocolate Chips

Vegan Chocolate Sprinkles


1Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

2Spray two 8 inch cake pans with non-stick spray and line the bottoms with parchment paper and set aside.

3Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and add the sugar, baking soda, baking powder, espresso powder and salt and mix together.

4Prepare your flax egg by mixing 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal with 3 Tbsp hot water from the kettle and allowing to sit for a minute until it gets gloopy.

5Add the flax egg, shredded zucchini, vegan mayonnaise, vanilla extract, oil and vinegar to the mixing bowl. Mix into a batter. It will be very thick. Have patience because the moisture from the shredded zucchinis will gradually seep through the batter creating enough moisture to mix everything together, it will be very thick, but you'll be able to mix it all in.

6Divide the batter between the two prepared cake pans and spread it out evenly to the edges with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

7Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cakes comes out clean.

8Allow your cakes to cool in the cake pans for at least 10 minutes before you remove them from the pans as they will be slightly fragile.

9Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

10Prepare your frosting by adding the vegan butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, soy milk and vanilla extract to the bowl of an electric mixer and starting at slow speed gradually increase speed until it's thick and smooth. This is a thick fudgy frosting. If it's too thick though add a tiny bit more non-dairy milk until you reach a spreadable consistency.

11Frost the cakes and decorate with vegan chocolate chips and sprinkles.

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