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Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake Recipe

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“I like to make this when the zucchini in my garden gets ahead of me. It’s a great way to get children to eat their veggies!” Margo Seegrist — Shelton, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 172 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs; mix well. Beat in the buttermilk, applesauce, chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; beat into butter mixture just until moistened. Stir in zucchini.
  2. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p51


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edible5 User ID: 6732636 105248
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"no, was quite disappointed. I thought it needed more chocolate, as is was almost tasteless, but it was moist."

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piegram User ID: 2655188 157917
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"I MADE IT JUST LIKE THE RECIPE. SO GOOD, SO MOIST. I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN."

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Queensknox User ID: 7329297 106483
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"My family loved this cake. I did substitute the semisweet chocolate for baking cocoa powder, and added extra cocoa to make it very chocolatey. I used Splenda instead of sugar. It was moist, and a nice chocolate taste."

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jlmoeller User ID: 1288011 174773
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"This was very good. My kids loved it and it's a good way to use up zucchini!"

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jacee23 User ID: 1279488 105244
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"This cake is so good. I didn't have any semisweet chocolate, so I used cocoa powder. Used egg substitute and 1/2 sugar and 1/2 Splenda. Forgot to sprinkle with powdered sugar, but it was wonderful without it."

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ljflaharty User ID: 6178207 101311
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"Family loved this recipe. Kept cleaning their plates. Only change made was a substitute for buttermilk - made my own w/whole milk and lemon juice."

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terilepak User ID: 4615704 157914
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"I made this chocolate zucchini cake with cocoa, and added choc chips on top after the cake was done instead powder sugar."

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sky1234 User ID: 5756651 114050
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"Yes!! Made it and all loved it. Added walnuts. No one Knew it was with Zucchini"

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gayton User ID: 4122593 93515
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"My husband and mother loved this. Mild chocolate flavor and very moist. Quite large too, so it lasted three of us a week."

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debamy2 User ID: 6143586 160006
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"We loved it but... I made it somewhat higher in calories, I added chocolate chips then iced it with chocolate icing . yummy"

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