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Chocolaty Zucchini Cake Recipe

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Wondering what to do with that bounty of garden zucchini? Use it to make this fabulous cake. My mom made this delicious chocolaty treat for us every summer when I was growing up. Now I have a family of my own and make it for them.—Denise Leonard, Exeter, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 580 calories, 33 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 302 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat eggs on high until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually beat in sugar. Add oil and chocolate; beat well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the egg mixture. Beat on low just until combined. Stir in zucchini and nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Zucchini Cake in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p49

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 580 calories, 33 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 302 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

Loved it perfect for my abundance of zucchini

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

I was desperate to get rid of 4.5 quarts of shredded zucchini so I made this cake when my in-laws were coming to visit. I don't even like chocolate cake, but it was really good! My father-in-law even requested I make it again for his birthday cake!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

The recipe also shows a "healthy" heart on it. Where do these standards come from? Maybe the heart means "heart attack alert"!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009

To answer my own question, see the "makeover" version of this recipe. Great! Now I can try it...

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009

How could something with 580 calories and 33g fat per slice be considered "light"? Is that nutritional info correct?!

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