Little Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cakes

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The reason for this post is my son’s friend. My son kept two friends from his old school, who are siblings. The girl has the same age as my son and her brother is two years younger. He plays with both of them  and this year we got to spend our holidays together.

Their parents have also become good friends of ours and so all of us have a great time when we see each other. Now, this family has three children; two girls and the boy.

While the girls are quite easy going when it comes to food, the boy is a very picky one. And when I say picky, I mean real picky. He gives his mother a very hard time when it comes to eating and the palate of food he consumes varies between very narrow to non-existent. On the other hand, he loves sweets and especially chocolate! I don’t blame him, who doesn’t?

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So, when I saw this recipe at King Arthur’s Flour site, I immediately thought of the little one and my pour friend. I told her about the recipe and that I was going to try it and if it was good, I would post about it and give it to her.

I made the cakes and they were so delicious! The addition of zucchini made them very fluffy and soft inside. But the most important thing was that, you couldn’t possibly detect the vegetable inside the cake.

Well, little man I think you found your master here! I am going to send my friend the recipe and we will both be laughing, when he will eat it without realizing that he is eating zucchini, which by the way he detests.

So, if you have a picky eater in the family, or if you don’t have a picky eater in the family, but you want to enjoy a really good, very fluffy and so easy chocolate cake, do give this a try, you won’t regret it!

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Little Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cakes


2 large eggs

1/3 cup honey

½ cup corn oil, or any other vegetable oil

½ cup light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

1/3 cup cocoa

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup chocolate chips

2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchinis

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Preheat oven to 175° C/350° F.

Put the first 5 ingredients in the mixer bowl and mix in low speed.

Add the next 5 ingredients and continue to mix at low speed.

Stir in the chocolate chips and the zucchinis.

I used three small, paper, bundt cake molds, but you can use any other shaped pan.

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Butter and flour them and pour the batter in the pan/pans.

I baked them for 40 minutes and they were done.

The original recipe called for 65 minutes.

After 40 minutes, start to check with a toothpick or a knife.

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If it comes fairly clean then the cake is done.

It is not going to come out completely clean, because of the chocolate chips that  melt inside the cake.

Cut and serve.

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5.0 from 11 reviews
Little Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cakes
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Sweet
Serves: 10
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup corn oil, or any other vegetable oil
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchinis
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C/350° F.
  2. Put the first 5 ingredients in the mixer bowl and mix in low speed.
  3. Add the next 5 ingredients and continue to mix at low speed.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips and the zucchinis.
  5. I used three small, paper, bundt cake molds, but you can use any other shaped pan.
  6. Butter and flour and pour the batter in the pan/pans.
  7. I baked them for 40 minutes and they were done.
  8. The original recipe called for 65 minutes.
  9. After 40 minutes, start to check with a toothpick or a knife.
  10. If it comes fairly clean then the cake is done.
  11. It is not going to come out completely clean, because of the chocolate chips that are melted.
  12. Cut and serve.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe by King Arthur's Flour

65 Responses to Little Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cakes

  1. G’day! Great looking cake and love the Bundt cake holders too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  3. Not only are these chocolate zucchini mini bundts ADORABLE they look so delicious!

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  5. Aunt Bee says:

    I love mini desserts! Your little chocolate zucchini bundt cakes are adorable!

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  7. meigancam says:

    Great article with excellent idea! I appreciate your post. Thanks so much and let keep on sharing your stuffs keep it up.spiritual food
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  9. grace says:

    so moist, so tasty! nothing is cuter than a mini bundt. :)

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  11. Kristina says:

    Mmm… I love the recipes on King Arthur Flour’s website! This bundt cake looks delicious! Perfect for picky eaters (like my brother…), need to try this! :)

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  13. Sometimes you have to be very sneaky when it comes to children’s health. This sounds perfect…not only for children that don’t like vegetables but for everyone.

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  15. mjskit says:

    I think this is the first time I’ve seen zucchini and chocolate in the same recipe. :) This cake looks so very moist and so chocolaty. Just love these cute little bundt cakes. Didn’t know they made molds that small.

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  17. Louise says:

    Oh how adorable, Katerina. I use to make chocolate zucchini cake for my children when they were little. It was the only way I could get them to eat it! I didn’t tell them though until the grew up, lol. I absolutely love those little bundts too, how cute. I must find them.

    I’m sure your friend was delighted too!

    If by chance you ever come across the cookbook, Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld, browse through it or suggest it too your friend. It’s a great book for Mom’s with kids who have picky appetites.

    Thank you so much for sharing…

    P.S. Are you on Pinterest? I can’t seem to find you. Although, your delicious creations are there. Where are you:)

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  19. These look so good and I love the little bundt pans :) Chocolate winner!

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  21. Sissi says:

    Fantastic idea, Katerina! The only vegetable I have ever added to cake was the carrot and the result was extraordinary. Courgette is one of my favourite vegetables so I’m sure I would love this cake. I wonder what face the boy made learning that the cake he had enjoyed contained zucchini 😉

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  23. Kathy says:

    Love these little zucchini cakes and love your paper mini bundt pans…so cute! Simply beautiful, Katerina!

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  25. Nadji says:

    Bon weekend et à bientôt.

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  27. Love the idea of mini bundt cakes — not willing to share such deliciousness 😉

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  29. Xara says:

    Hi Katerina, what a lovely cake this must be!!I also had a picky eater and I really enjoyed every single time “I got him” by sneaking veggies he hated in his food..I’ve never tried this one but I’d love to, in the near future..Have a great weekend,XO

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  31. Shannon says:

    these look fantastic! and guess what?! i have a huge zucchini that i need to turn into something this weekend 😉

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  33. Ambreen says:

    This is a great way to disguise veggies for kids, healthy & divine!

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  35. Original y exquisito haré tu receta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  37. LinsFood says:

    Great looking cake, I keep seeing courgettes (as we call them!) in so many sweet recipes – one of these days, I’ll try it!

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  39. Katerina, this is so cute! Although, I wouldn’t make one of this just because I am not a fan of zucchini in sweet dishes, I would definitely try a piece. Lovely creation! Maybe with the help of bloggers like you I would overcome my sweet phobia some day? :)

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  41. Susan says:

    I’ve seen several wonderful recipes from the King Arthur website recently! These are adorable, Katerina! I love those little bundt forms you have. What a delicious treat for picky eaters 😉

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  43. Liz says:

    So beautiful, moist and delicious! My picky daughter won’t eat zucchini plain, but she’ll eat zucchini muffin! Hope your friend’s son enjoys these…I sure would!

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  45. Lovely photos and great way to let our kids have a fabulous and healthy treat all in one go!

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  47. Kim Bee says:

    This is totally amazing. The bundts look so good.

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  49. I’ve always wanted to make a zucchini chocolate cake. My, yours look so good, very moist! Great way to make kids eat veges :)

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  51. Chocolate is THE place to hide veggies. I do a chocolate-zucchini muffin that’s sugar free… and you’d never know it!

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  53. Zoe says:

    Hi Katrina,

    It is so sweet that your family is “expanding” now. You will bake and cook more for 3 extra kids 😀

    Like you, I’m curious too with the addition of zucchini in chocolate cakes and was totally amazed that we all can’t detect the presence in our zucchini chocolate cakes.


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  55. MayMoh says:

    Zucchini in cake? Oh, I need to make this to cheat my daughter 😀 She’s such a picky eater! Thanks very much for sharing.

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  57. Looks like a moist and delicious way to use zucchini. Fantastic recipe. So glad I popped in to see what you were baking up today. Delicious!

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  59. This is a great way to sneak in some veggies. But using a veggie like this makes the cake so moist. the flavor is bland enough to pass undetected. Looks amazing and I hope he falls for it.

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  61. Nadji says:

    J’ai déjà fait un gâteau de courgettes mais sans chocolat. J’aime beaucoup l’idée de rajouter du chocolat.
    Je fais manger à mon fils beaucoup de choses qu’il dit ne pas aimer en donnant d’autres noms ou en les préparant comme ici la courgette.
    Je note la recette.
    A bientôt

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  63. Catherine says:

    Dear Katerina, This cake looks moist and delicious. I know I would just love it with a nice cup of tea or coffee! Blessings my dear, your friend, Catherine xo

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  67. Faith says:

    I love baked goods made with zucchini so I know I’d enjoy this beautiful cake! It’s a great way to sneak a veggie in without picky eaters knowing it! :)

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  69. Barbara says:

    Very sneaky, Katerina! :)
    Your little chocolate bundts look so cute and who’d ever guess zucchini was an ingredient? Looks so moist.

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  71. Tandy says:

    I love using veggies in sweet things!

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  73. Love these little cakes! How clever to include zucchini in the mix! I will try them this week, as we get zucchinis by the bushels around here and chocolate is always included in the week’s menu!

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  75. Margarita says:

    My coworker keeps giving me zucchini and I have 2 super huge 8 pounders. This is perfect use for them!

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  77. Julie says:

    Those are the cutest bundt cakes. I love zucchini and chocolate together! Where did you get those cute bundt cake molds?

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  79. Reeni says:

    I do the same thing with my Dad! I tell him he ate zucchini after he tells me how delicious it is! Our favorite combo is chocolate with zucchini. These are scrumptious! And cute too.

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  81. Julie M. says:

    This looks delightful Katerina! What are those adorable little sprinkle balls on the top?

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  83. Kimby says:

    I enjoy zucchini as a vegetable, but when it’s added to chocolate Bundt cake, my goodness! Are those truffles on top? Cute decorations!

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  85. A Brown Table says:

    I love the unique combination of the zucchini and the chocolate in these cakes. They will be perfect with tea.

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  87. Zucchini and cake…yummmmmmm!!!!!! This looks so good, and no little man is going to figure this one out. Love it!

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  89. Suzie says:

    This looks great, the zucchini addition is a pretty cool idea :)

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  91. Asmita says:

    Hi Katerina,
    These cakes look divine! What’s also great about it is that they have zucchini. It is so thoughtful and sweet of you to bake for this kid. I have made so many friends, thanks to my daughter. It’s always nice when the kids and their parents get along too.
    I love the little paper molds. I will have to get these.

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  93. i keep seeing zucchini popping up in things like cakes and brownies – i’m so intrigued, i’ve just got to try this! yours looks so delicious and moist!

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  95. Τante Kiki says:

    Μμμμμμμμμμμ! Υπέροχο σου έγινε κι εγώ έφτιαξα αλλά όχι με σοκολάτα… Γεια στα χέρια σου!!

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  97. CCU says:

    What a chocolatey healthy explosion 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

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  99. Corina says:

    My husband doesn’t like zucchini so maybe this is one for me to make for him too! They look delicious and chocolaty and no-one would know they actually have vegetables in them.

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  101. Ola says:

    I am going to try it, as I have plenty zucchini to use at home!

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  103. Καλημέρα Κατερίνα!
    Τα κεκάκια σου δείχνουν πραγματικά πολύ λαχταριστά! Βέβαια ομολογώ ότι δύσκολα θα τολμούσα έναν τέτοιο συνδυασμό, αλλά από ότι κατάλαβα η προσθήκη κολοκυθιού φαίνεται κυρίως στην υφή και όχι τόσο πολύ στη γεύση!
    Για να δούμε τι θα πει και ο νεαρός κριτής!

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  105. Choco Zucchini cakes looks cute and sure should have tasted great…

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  107. julie says:

    Deliciously done!!

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  109. Candace says:

    Those are the cutest little cakes and I know they were delicious, as well! Zucchini and chocolate work sooo well together. Yum!

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  111. Kate says:

    Isn’t it funny how zucchini works so well with chocolate?

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  113. divya says:

    Wow…love it….simply delectable….

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  115. Debra says:

    I just made a chocolate honey cake too. Yours looks very moist. I love sneaking zucchini in on the unsuspecting!

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  117. Bookmarked because I’ve been meaning to bake something with zucchini for awhile!

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  119. So tricky, LOL! The cakes look delicious, no way even the pickiest kid could resist them :)

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  121. Sutapa says:

    This cake looks wonderful and love the use of zucchini ….I think when the little boy grow up he will always remember you for making his life so yummy!:)

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  123. Haven’t tried zucchini in cakes! Love how healthy this chocolate cake sounds, Katerina!

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  125. What great looking bundt cakes!! It’s interesting how kids become friends and then their parents also become good friends because kids get along so well. I have this family who became very good friends of ours because of the kids. I want to be a good friend with a baker mom so I get to eat some too! 😉 Somehow I don’t have anyone around… maybe that tells me I should bake more often. =P

    I didn’t know there are paper bundt cake molds, just like cupcakes and pundcake. Maybe it’s a common thing but being not much of a baker that was a surprise (I know I sound silly). Very cute!! It’s very convenient especially if you want to give the cake as a gift.

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  127. Jeannie says:

    What a lovely looking cake Katerina, I would love to have this healthy treat for my lunch too!

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