Chocolate Zucchini Upside-Down Cheese Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Upside-Down Cheese Cake

The combination of cheese and fluffy chocolate pastry is classic and always a success for any dessert. But if you hide some zucchini in the chocolate batter, I assure you that no one will notice, they will only wonder why it is so tender and good. Children and adult guests tasted it, everyone liked it, so don't hesitate to try it too. It's very simple and fast, with ingredients at hand.

In fact, in this recipe you combine a simple cheese pudding with a delicious chocolate cake and, of course, the hidden surprise - zucchini.


Farmers cheese
250 g
2 pieces
200 g
already grated and well drained
150 g
50 g
softened, at room temperature
All-Purpose Flour
150 g
+ 1 extra spoon for the cheese mixture
Vegetable oil
50 ml
Sour cream
50 g
3 tbsp
Baking powder
1 tbsp
Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp

Step by step


First of all, line a round oven pan, 26-28cm in diameter, with baking paper.


In a small bowl combine the cottage cheese with 1 egg, 50g sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and vanilla. Mix everything well with a spoon or mixer.


Move this mixture in the oven pan and spread into an even layer at the base.


Now mix 150g of flour with 3 tablespoons of cocoa and 1 tablespoon of baking powder.


In a larger bowl, put 1 egg, 100g sugar, 50g soft butter, 50ml oil, 50g sour cream, vanilla, mix well with a mixer.


Add in the flour with baking powder and cocoa, mix a bit.


Now blend in the zucchinis, grated and well drained.


Mix well and you should have a denser, yet still runny batter, like a loaf cake batter.


Pour this batter over the mixture in the pan and even out with a spoon.

Bake the cake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 35-40 minutes.


Be sure to test it with a toothpick before removing it from the oven.

Allow it to cool well in the pan, at least 1 hour before serving.


Then, I removed the detachable sides of the springform pan.


I flipped the cake upside down on a large platter/plate.


I removed the bottom of the pan and the baking paper.

That's about it, now you can garnish it as you like, with some chocolate icing or your favorite fruits.


I didn't have time for the icing, I just garnished it with frozen raspberries according to the method here.

The chocolate cake will be very tender and a little damp thanks to the zucchinis and will match perfectly the layer of cheese pudding.


Quantity: 1500 g (10-12 servings)
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
Publish date:
Collections: Cakes, Desserts

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