ChocoZuke Qi'a Cake | Nature’s Path

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ChocoZuke Qi'a Cake

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ChocoZuke Qi'a Cake

Qi'a, zucchini and chocolate chips? Yup. Together, these three deliver a super moist and flavourful snack cake that's nutritious too. (You don't have to mention the zukes to the kids, by the way. Just cut 'em another slice.)



  • 1 &1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup hemp or buttermilk
  • 1&1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 &1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup Qi’a Apple Cinnamon Cereal


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar and oil together. Whisk in the hemp milk and vanilla until emulsifies. Add liquid ingredients to dry ones with a rubber spatula, stirring enough to blend. Fold in the zucchini, coconut, Qi’a cereal, and chocolate chips, mixing only until combined.
  3. Transfer batter into prepared pan, smoothing to edges. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake on a wire rack until room temperature.