Summer Squash Chocolate Sheet Cake

This easy, gluten-free, refined sugar-free Summer Squash Chocolate Sheet Cake is a great way to use up all that squash your summer garden has been producing!

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This easy, gluten-free Summer Squash Chocolate Sheet Cake is a great way to use up all that squash your summer garden has been producing! RaiasRecipes.comThere are many ways to use up all that summer squash you’ve been seeing at the store. Or if you’re lucky enough to have a productive garden, use up all that homegrown goodness! Of course I love my zucchini as zoodles, but sometimes you just need a healthy dose of chocolate, ya know?

Chocolate on the brain…

The other night I was sitting on the couch with my hubby, lazily watching Britain’s Got Talent (yeah… it was his idea), when all of a sudden I absolutely needed a chocolate zucchini cake. Absolutely. Needed. Nothing else would do.

So into the kitchen I went. Into the fridge, rummaging around in the produce drawers. Sadly, all I had on hand were 3 tiny zucchini, not enough for a sheet cake. (Now don’t judge, I could’ve just made an 8×8 cake, I know.) Happily, though, I had quite a few courgettes and crookneck squash. I’m not too picky when it comes to squash, so I grated up those summer squash and saved my zucchini for zoodles.

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The perfect blend.

I based my recipe for this Summer Squash Chocolate Sheet Cake off a blending of these to delicious recipes: my Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Cake, and this crazy good-lookin’ Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. Though I do like to make recipes egg-free and dairy-free, too, this cake is not (but the frosting is!). You can make it both, though, by using flax eggs, mixing a dairy-free milk (like coconut milk) with apple cider vinegar, and using dairy-free chocolate chips.

summer squash chocolate sheet cake basket 1More chocolate goodness…

If you’re on the lookout for more zucchini goodness, there are a few other recipes I n the mood for some chocolate deliciousness, but don’t have any summer squash on hand? Here are a few of my go-to zucchini recipes you might enjoy:

This easy, gluten-free, refined sugar-free Summer Squash Chocolate Sheet Cake is a great way to use up all that squash your summer garden has been producing!

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Summer Squash Chocolate Sheet Cake
Free of gluten and refined sugar, with egg/dairy-free options.
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Ingredients
  1. 3 c. shredded summer squash (zucchini, courgette, or crookneck)
  2. 2 eggs (fresh or flax eggs)
  3. 1 c. applesauce
  4. 1/2 c. buttermilk
  5. 1/2 c. honey
  6. 1 T. vanilla (I use my homemade extract)
  7. 1 c. sorghum flour (or brown rice)
  8. 1/2 c. tapioca starch
  9. 1/4 c. arrowroot powder
  10. 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  11. 1/2 t. cream of tartar
  12. 1 t. baking soda
  13. 1 t. cinnamon
  14. 1/2 t. salt
  15. 1 c. chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Grease 9x13 inch pan and preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Grate squash into large bowl and add in liquid ingredients.
  3. Dump dry ingredients on top of wet ones and quickly mix in until no dry streaks remain.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
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Easy Chocolate Frosting
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  2. 1/2 c. honey
  3. 1/2 c. coconut oil
  4. 1 t. vanilla
  5. 1/4 t. salt
Instructions
  1. Mix everything in a small bowl and drizzle over cooled cake.
  2. Smooth with a spoon.
  3. Lick out the bowl.
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Pin this Summer Squash Chocolate Sheet Cake for later!

In the mood for some chocolate deliciousness, but don’t have any summer squash on hand? Here are a few of my go-to chocolate recipes you might enjoy:

Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins

Dark Chocolate Marshmallows

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding

 

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