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Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

The hint of chocolate in this moist cake is an unexpected flavor and a nice surprise.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter, oil and sugar. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in zucchini.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 372 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .

Reviews for Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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GoodyQueen 252252
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2016

"This cake was ok. The cloves are way too overpowering and it's all that you taste. It's a very greasy cake too. I've never made a cake that leaves a grease mark on a paper plate like pizza does. There are far better chocolate zucchini cake recipes out there."

rexmolly 20194
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"Wonderful! Wouldn't change a thing...took it to a party last night, and came home with only 4 pieces left. Everyone raved about it."

Vernine 73864
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"This was a hit not only at home but at work. I even made it using some shredded carrots with it. also good."

corrienat 39582
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"Very good! I would put more chocolate chips on top next didnt seem like it was enough."

Joan Laska 40433
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"This was a ok cake, not what i expecting. I was looking for a cake with more chocolate flavor, so if you want a chocolatey cake I would suggest finding a different recipe."

ckolodji 202052
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"Amazing!! Moist and gone fast.. we couldn't stop eating it!"

lynnmerie 45791
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"Hi my mom just made this today I thought it was good I'm 9 years old"

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