Triple Chocolate Greek Yogurt Zucchini Cake (parsleysagesweet)


1/2 c butter
1/2 c vegetable oil (or unsweetened apple sauce)
1 2/3 c sugar
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 c Dutch process cocoa
2 t espresso powder (opt but it enhances the flavor of the chocolate)
1/2 c Greek yogurt or sour cream
2 1/2 – 3 c shredded zucchini
1 c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 pan with baking spray. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, espresso powder and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, oil, sugar until fluffy and light in color.. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until each is incorporated. Stir in vanilla. Stir the sour cream or yogurt into the batter, alternately with the flour mix, starting and ending with the flour mix (1/3 flour mix, half yogurt or sour cream, another third flour mix, last half of yogurt or sour cream, last third of flour mix). Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for 35 – 40 min or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and cool on a rack.

Chocolate Ganache Topping

6 oz heavy cream
9 oz chopped chocolate (semi-sweet or milk) or chocolate chips

Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove from heat and pour over the chopped or chocolate chips. Wait 3 – 5 min then stir to combine. It may take a few min of stirring for the ganache to come together, but it will, and it will thicken as it cools. When warm (but not hot) pour over cake and smooth with an offset spatula. Allow frosting to set for about 30 min before serving… or not.



2 thoughts on “Triple Chocolate Greek Yogurt Zucchini Cake (parsleysagesweet)

  1. John September 20, 2015 at 10:17 am Reply

    I tried this recipe today. Looks good, but took an hour to bake.


    • elkezplace September 20, 2015 at 10:24 am Reply

      Thanks for your input John, hope the cake was worth the wait!!


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