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Zucchini Chip Snack Cake Recipe

Zucchini Chip Snack Cake Recipe

Here's a mouthwatering dessert that is so rich, it doesn't need frosting. The shredded zucchini makes it especially moist. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this cake makes an unbeatable finale for any occasion.—Mared Metzger Beling, Eagle River, Alaska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups shredded peeled zucchini
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in oil and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Stir in zucchini.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 410 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Zucchini Chip Snack Cake

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sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 224705
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2015

"Really good. The chocolate chips add just the right amount of sweetness. I add walnuts too."

NathanielsKitty User ID: 7536823 62420
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"So good and moist, loved the chips on the tops. Even my picky eater son in law, liked the snack cake!"

Doremi123 User ID: 7233874 67931
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013

"SO yummy! I substituted the oil with natural applesauce & decreased the sugar to 1 1/2 c. It was very moist! I added chopped pecans & coconut to the chocolate chips on top."

kissingballs User ID: 6178635 125216
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"I put Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting on it and every one eats it alive!!"

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 134189
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

" favorite way to use excess zucchini!!! :)"

julia12 User ID: 1338744 86121
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I make this recipe all the time. My coworkers love it too."

whyliewoo User ID: 3038627 54641
Reviewed May. 19, 2009

"I make this a few times every year during zucchini season. It always gets compliments and recipe requests."

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