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Zucchini Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Using a food processor to shred zucchini, I bake up this lightly sweet cake often. There's just the right amount of chocolate in every bite.—Leon Kingsley, Marshfield, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 333 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter, oil and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix well. Stir in zucchini. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini Chocolate Cake in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 333 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Zucchini Chocolate Cake

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

Can't wait to try

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014

Great for using up frozen grated zucchini not used for hubby's hunting muffins. This cake is SO moist it sticks to the roof of my mouth but who cares. I didn't frost mine. Didn't need it. Would recommend it and will be making it again.

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

This was a nice, moist cake and a great way to use up zucchini. Thanks!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

Surprisingly good! I forgot to peel the zucchini, but it didn't affect the flavour and texture. I only gave it 4 stars because it could be more chocolatey :)

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

The best chocolate zucchini cake recipe I've found.

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