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Chocolaty Zucchini Cake Recipe

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 YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 cups 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

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 580 calories, 33g fat (4g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Chocolaty Zucchini Cake

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LookUp User ID: 7298131 133526
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"This cake is very satisfying for the whole family! It is moist, yet has a slight texture of a zucchini bread, and everyone loves the chocolate addition. I use 72% dark chocolate and cane sugar in this recipe...for health reasons for all. I like that it includes 3 cups of zucchini because I have a lot to use up around here! Rave reviews on this side...MN."

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smschulte1 User ID: 5557470 61564
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Loved it perfect for my abundance of zucchini"

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Mrs. Bowling User ID: 3315214 50908
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!"

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brownrexx User ID: 1161327 56408
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"!"

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erickson1541 User ID: 2577827 56388
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009

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

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erickson1541 User ID: 2577827 35070
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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