Makeover Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe
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Makeover Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

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This cake has all the moistness and rich chocolate flavor of the original version but with fewer calories, fat and sugar.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 373 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the first eight ingredients until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the egg mixture and mix just until combined. Fold in zucchini and nuts.
  2. Pour into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray and floured. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack; cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Chocolate Zucchini Cake in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p49

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 373 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"I used a little more Zucchini they it asked for, maybe to much will try it again"

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Lowfat Sugar-free Frosting8 oz. fat-free cream cheese1 package (4 serving size) sugar-free instant pudding mix1 cup milk8 oz. carton sugar-free whipped toppingBlend cream cheese and pudding mix; gradually add milk. Fold in whipped topping. Makes about 5 cups frosting."

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"I made this cake and it was wonderful. I used Splenda sugar, and various kinds of summer sqash. Now if I could only find a lowfat sugar free frosting"

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