Zucchini Chip Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 piece (calculated without confectioners' sugar) equals 341 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Reviews for Zucchini Chip Chocolate Cake
"Excellent! Followed the recipe with no changes and it was a family hit. Definitely will make again."
"Very moist! I added chocolate frosting and my kids loved it!"
"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!"
"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"
"best zucchini recipe I have ever tried. My husband and friends say this is a keeper for sure!"
"This cake is so light and fluffy with the perfect amount of chocolate. Sooooo good!"
"Moist and delicious. Excellent recipe."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"Delicious! Very moist, and easy to make."
"Amazing! Everyone loved it!"
"I made muffins with this recipe! Very good!!"
"this cake was a "home run" even for those who aren't crazy about chocolate and it passed the grandchildren test."
"This was my 1st attempt at cooking with the overgrown zucchini from our garden. It was delicious! My husband and 2 picky kids agree!"
"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."
"My son who won't eat anything "green" doesn't even know the zucchini is in there and loves the cake."
"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!"
"I have been making this cake for several years now and it is always a big hit."
"A wonderfully mosit cake."
"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."
"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!"
"Fantastic! Moist!! I used skim milk and reduced fat buttermilk -- no porblem!"
"took this to work everyone loved it, said it was verymoist"
"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."
"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!"
"I loved this cake and would make it again and again. What a great way to use up all of the summer zucchinis."
"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."
"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."
"I did not feel this was worth the effort; not as good as regular choc. cake recipes and needed icing, in my opinion."
"This cake is so moist & delicious. I wouldn't change a thing."
"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"
"Very moist & Yummy"