Never Know It's Good For You Chocolate Cake


  • 1 1/3 cup All purpose Flour ( or use half white, half wholewheat flour)
  • 1 1/2 cup Soft brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cup Apple sauce, preferably unsweetened and smooth
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cup Grated zucchini
  • 3 tbsp sunflower or olive oil


1_ Preheat oven to 350°F or 170c fan oven.

2_ Spray a 9 inch Bundt tin with non-stick cake release spray

3_ Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. So, add flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, spices, salt and cocoa powder and stir to combine.

4_ Add applesauce, eggs and vanilla.

5_ Lastly stir in grated zucchini.

6_ Pour into the prepared tin and place in oven. Bake for about an hour. Check two thirds of the way through and cover top with aluminium foil if it is getting too brown and crispy. I check every few minute after 50 minutes with a skewer inserted into the middle to check for doneness . The skewer should come out clean with only a couple of crumbs attached.

7_ This is a very moist, clean tasting chocolatey chocolate cake. My family never guessed it was fat free and contained fruit and veg. I just added a topping of Glacé Icing made with powdered sugar and water with cocoa to taste.

8_ Enjoy