Chocolate Lemon Zucchini Cake – moist chocolate zucchini cake layers with a lemon cream cheese frosting.
Chocolate Lemon Zucchini Cake
If you’re looking for an easy (and delicious) cake recipe, this cake is for you! The chocolate zucchini cake layers are adapted from a Bon Appetit recipe. It’s a recipe my in-laws make quite often and has always been a favorite of mine.
They typically serve it with in a sheet pan with some chocolate chips sprinkled on top of it. To put my own little spin on it, I decided to turn it into a two layer cake and add some buttercream. Just wouldn’t feel like me if it wasn’t a layered cake 😉
I love the idea of chocolate and lemon together. It’s a flavor combination that’s not used very often, but it’s oh-so-good!
The zucchini adds moisture to the cake, but you can’t even tell it’s there once the cakes are baked. I also added some lemon zest to the cake to carry that flavor throughout each bite.
With only two layers to handle, the assembly of this cake is incredibly easy. The first time I made it, I actually didn’t even frost the outside of the cake and made it a naked cake.
This time around, I created a rustic look with my straight icing spatula. You can easily get this look with just a regular kitchen knife too. Check out my tutorial for this technique HERE.
I love the simplicity of this cake, but the flavor is really the show-stopper!