Flourless Chocolate-Zucchini Cake

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Surprise your guests with a secret veggie hiding in this fabulous chocolate cake!

Camille C.
Camille C.

10 minutes

Prep time

30 minutes

Cook time

365 cal.

Per serving


Oven, Stovetop, Pot (small), Grater, Whisk, Electric hand mixer, Parchment paper, Colander, Cake pan


Chocolate bar (baking)

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Break the chocolate into pieces. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pot of gently boiling water. (You could also melt the chocolate in the microwave!) Stir as the chocolate melts.

Step 2

Add a pinch of salt to the melted chocolate. Stir & remove from heat.


Step 3

Wash & trim the zucchini. Grate it using a box grater, until you have 2 cups of zucchini.


Step 4

Add the zucchini to a colander & press out the excess liquid. (You could also wrap & squeeze the zucchini in a dish towel!)


Step 5

In 2 bowls, separate the egg whites from the yolks.

Sugar (granulated)
Corn starch

Step 6

Add the sugar & corn starch to the bowl of yolks. Whisk vigorously until combined.

Chocolate bar (baking)

Step 7

Reserve a third of the melted chocolate to ice the cake. Pour the rest into the bowl of egg yolks.


Step 8

Add the grated zucchini to the bowl. Stir to combine.


Step 9

Add a pinch of salt to the bowl of egg whites. Using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate-zucchini batter.

Step 10

Grease a cake pan. Line it with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper.

Step 11

Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 30 min at 350°F. Remove from the oven. Set it aside to cool slightly.

Step 12

Then use a knife to loosen the edges of the cake from the pan. Hold a serving plate over the top of the pan. Swiftly flip over the cake. Remove the parchment paper.

Step 13

Drizzle the reserved chocolate over the cake. Use a rubber spatula to evenly cover the cake in chocolate. (If the chocolate hardened, reheat for a few seconds in the microwave!)

Step 14

Sprinkle with sea salt. Serve & enjoy!

Personal notes

Add your own flavor!

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy365 cal.
Fat18 g
Carbohydrates42 g
Protein7 g
Fiber4 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Flourless Chocolate-Zucchini Cake" contains 365 Energy, 18 g of Fat, 42 g of Carbohydrates, 7 g of Protein, 4 g of Fiber.

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