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Zucchini Chip Chocolate Cake Recipe

Zucchini Chip Chocolate Cake Recipe

This moist, chocolatey cake makes good use of summer’s bounty of zucchini. Serve it alone or with fresh berries. —Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 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
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and oil until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine milk and buttermilk. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to batter alternately with milk mixture, beating well after each addition. Fold in zucchini.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 341 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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mnrweiss User ID: 340782 250450
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

"Delicious cake!! Definitely a keeper!"

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TerryH1387 User ID: 2222889 233005
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"Excellent! Followed the recipe with no changes and it was a family hit. Definitely will make again."

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JessicaPorter User ID: 6750256 121906
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"Very moist! I added chocolate frosting and my kids loved it!"

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Terena User ID: 3238586 180924
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"I live at a high altitude, and this cake was still very moist. I made some substitutions, and it still turned out yummy. For the flour, I used about half regular flour and half whole wheat flour. Instead of butter I used unrefined coconut oil. I used some coconut sugar along with the white sugar. I'll make it again, for sure!"

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oeg1kallee User ID: 152044 192195
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013 Edited Sep. 24, 2013

"very moist. I goofed and put in a bit extra cocoa- but it was yummy. I really like th texture and flavor. Now I did go a bit over the top and turned mine into a Mud Cake by adding 1 1/2 mini mashmallows on top of the hot cake and putting back in the oven for acouple min, Then when cooled- made a chocolate sour cream icing (half batch)- but the cake is good on it';s own so next time will just stick with the cake"

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lky102058 User ID: 3418158 108722
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"best zucchini recipe I have ever tried. My husband and friends say this is a keeper for sure!"

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little_brat User ID: 3280805 180918
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"This cake is so light and fluffy with the perfect amount of chocolate. Sooooo good!"

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JkayC User ID: 5673362 180871
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"Moist and delicious. Excellent recipe."

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dvreeke User ID: 4550170 192193
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"Just made this cake yesteday and it was great. I did cheat and put on a cream cheese frosting. Ended up having cake for breakfast today, I liked it so much. I guess I'm not diet conscious."

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GrandmaSandra User ID: 4247137 193440
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"Best chocolate cake I ever tasted. So rich and moist. MY HUSBAND LOVED IT! I had to hide the fact that it had zucchini as an ingredient or he would not have even tried it. He had a piece for supper and said he would want another while watching the ballgame tonight."

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BarbC7 User ID: 6333475 123673
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"I thought this recipe was too sweet but everyone else loved it. They all thought it was brownies. They said they were so moist and that they are. I am going to make this again today to take over to the church."

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navywife916 User ID: 5988716 148858
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"This was a very good cake, a little different with the zucchini. I used some that I had frozen a month or so earlier. May be a little better with fresh! Got a thumbs up from my husband and 2 little ones!"

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Conleyd User ID: 6052713 121905
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"Delicious! Very moist, and easy to make."

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loiacanoe User ID: 5467819 108653
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"Amazing! Everyone loved it!"

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Mrs. Peters User ID: 264420 123671
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"I made muffins with this recipe! Very good!!"

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imatmomsplace55 User ID: 1510074 176255
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"this cake was a "home run" even for those who aren't crazy about chocolate and it passed the grandchildren test."

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ladz User ID: 6028937 193439
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"This was my 1st attempt at cooking with the overgrown zucchini from our garden. It was delicious! My husband and 2 picky kids agree!"

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gbuehler@embarqmail.com User ID: 2858884 148857
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"I made this recipe - it was delicious. Since my neighbors will not eat it because of the zucchini - i froze it in portion sizes - now we can enjoy it for at least a couple of days. Thats as long as it will last."

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CathyGribler User ID: 3174174 123669
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"My son who won't eat anything "green" doesn't even know the zucchini is in there and loves the cake."

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nweyer User ID: 3552404 112837
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"This is by far the best chocolate cake I have ever made. I also used skim milk and made my own buttermilk and it was awesome!! This is a keeper for sure. I'm going to make another one and freeze it and see how it does. Thanksgiving is just around the corner!"

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dimwohr User ID: 4649976 112835
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"I have been making this cake for several years now and it is always a big hit."

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fishing buddy User ID: 5939203 176254
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"A wonderfully mosit cake."

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getavilla User ID: 3505229 189975
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"Anyone who made this cake & didn't like it, must have not followed the recipe. One of the best uses for zucchini yet. This one is a keeper."

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susie316 User ID: 1627680 123661
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"Made the cake, It was very good. It is very moist and a light dessert. I added 3/4 cup of chocolate for my grandson. We ate a half cake in 1 evening meal. I think I will add more chocolate in my next cake!"

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zanilu User ID: 3042425 180870
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"Fantastic! Moist!! I used skim milk and reduced fat buttermilk -- no porblem!"

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chloie01 User ID: 2154545 191083
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"took this to work everyone loved it, said it was verymoist"

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samplingjohn User ID: 4841078 193436
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"This cake can pass for a brownie in an instan! It is wonderful....I've forwarded this to all I know that love to cook."

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djc1954 User ID: 4952452 131125
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"I cannot imagine why anyone would not love this cake. The reviewers who gave this recipe a low rating must have done something wrong. This cake is deliciously moist and is definitely much better than any plain chocolate cake recipe. I followed the directions exactly and I HIGHLY recommend this recipe. DO try it. If you follow exactly you won't be sorry. Will make it again and again. I am a pastry chef by trade and have made many many cakes.....this is one of the very best! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!"

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twinsmom98 User ID: 4097657 131117
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"I loved this cake and would make it again and again. What a great way to use up all of the summer zucchinis."

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Dash-of-Pepper User ID: 6141999 148856
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"I just made this today. After making it Gluten free (following the rest of recipe to the tee) I put it in a mini Bundt pans and made Ganache to put over it after baking.

Than I made muffins out of the rest and put a Gluten Free apple cinnamon crumb topping on it and baked it. Both turned out well."

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Donalee2 User ID: 1654265 189972
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"I MADE THIS CAKE TODAY AND IT TURNED OUT TERRIBLE. I HAVE MADE ZUCCHINI CAKES BEFORE AND THEY WERE MUCH BETTER THAN THIS ONE. I WON'T BE MAKING THIS AGAIN. WASTE OF TIME."

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gebi User ID: 3439618 180843
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"I did not feel this was worth the effort; not as good as regular choc. cake recipes and needed icing, in my opinion."

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mjgreen User ID: 5447222 192189
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"This cake is so moist & delicious. I wouldn't change a thing."

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hrlygirl56 User ID: 1082777 112833
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"This cake is awesome! I wouldn`t change any thing. This is 100% better to me than zucchini bread. It`s so moist and i didn`t have any chocolate chips and it`s just to die for. Try it and u will love it to.

Patti n Indy"

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duzie505 User ID: 1378979 180842
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Very moist & Yummy"

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