• Serves 12
  • Makes 12 - 14
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 8 Ingredients
  • Love


A pudding cake with the added goodness of veggies.

The batter can also be spooned into muffin cups for a muffin pan or into a miniature loaf pan.

Omit walnut meal and use sunflower seeds, if making for school lunch box treats.

Ingredients (serves 12 | makes 12 - 14 Servings.)

  • 2 Cups Zucchini, grated or blitzed in the chopper
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts, ground to a coarse meal
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1.5 Cups Raw Sugar
  • 2 Cups Wholemeal Self Raising Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Baking Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Essence
  • 1/3 Cup Cold Water, may not need all.


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a big bowl - the flour, raw sugar and cocoa.
  2. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease an 8 inch cake pan (I used my heart shaped pan).
  3. Add the coarse walnut meal and vanilla essence to the dry flour mix and mix well.
  4. Slowly fold the grated/ chopped Zucchini to the bowl. Batter will be very thick. Mix in the oil and add in the cold water as required. This is mean to be a thick batter so, may not need all the water.
  5. Drop the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 175 - 180 degrees C in a fan forced oven for 35 - 45 minutes, depending on the oven. Check if baked by inserting a skewer in the middle of the cake.
  6. Cool and top with either berries and coconut cream or, dust with desiccated coconut like I did.

Notes... The cake will set as it cools. Not suitable to be used as a cake for heavy decorations due to pudding consistency.
  • Mmm, i’ve never had a chocolate and zucchini cake before. Would be interesting to try.


  • Great recipe!


  • Yummo! Looks delicious!


  • oh wow, this sounds interesting. I will take it to work and see if they can figure out the ingredients!


  • Zucchini in a cake !!! wowwww…incredible idea….


  • Mmm pudgy cakes remind me.of brownies. I wonder If I can ommit the nuts altogether and if so what I might need to alter? More flour?


  • Wow yummy look at this great recipe


  • it s really nice good


  • Ooohhhh , I love this one. Thanks for sharing.


  • an unusual cake recipe, has a lot of sugar though

    • I would hope the sugar reduces the bitterness of the walnuts. Baking Cocoa Powder isn’t sweet etiher.


  • Love that you can make a cake, muffins or a loaf. Thanks for sharing that tip as well as the recipe


  • I love that this translates to being cooked in muffin tins. Can they be frozen with good results?


  • just so kool


  • This looks like it would be a very moist cake


  • Looks interesting!


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