The Most Amazing Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake (it’s Paleo!)
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Recipe type: Paleo, dessert
Serves: 9-12 pieces
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1½ cups shredded zucchini
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs, separated
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and grease a 9x9 cake pan with coconut oil.
  2. Grate your zucchini and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix both flours, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking soda, salt and coconut sugar - break up any lumps of flour with a fork.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix zucchini, egg yolks, milk, cider vinegar and vanilla.
  5. With a whisk, hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form. They shouldn't be so firm that you can make meringue out of them, but you want them fairly firm.
  6. Now, you need to work kind of fast here. Once you pour the wet into dry ingredients the vinegar and baking soda will react and form bubbles which will help your cake to rise. If you leave this sitting on your counter while you answer the door the reaction will fizzle out leaving you with a flat cake.
  7. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry and mix fairly well but quickly - don't worry if there are a few lumps...that's ok. Once your batter is incorporated, add the whipped egg whites and fold them in. Again, you need to work quickly but the aim is to mix the eggs into the batter without letting them deflate all the way. These egg whites are also going to give you a soft and fluffy cake.
  8. Pour your batter into the pan and immediately pop that baby in the oven for 45 min. Test with a toothpick (note that your chocolate chips might make a mess on the tooth pick but your batter should be firm when fully cooked.)
If you forget to add the chocolate chips you can sprinkle them over the top like I did... it will squish the batter down a bit but also, it looks pretty this way for photos. Ahem.

If you wish to reduce the sugar even more, cut the amount of chocolate chips in half.
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Recipe by Home To Heather at