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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

The hint of chocolate in this moist cake is an unexpected flavor and a nice surprise.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 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 salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a bowl, cream butter, oil and sugar. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in zucchini.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 372 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • GoodyQueen
    Aug 5, 2016

    This cake was ok. The cloves are way too overpowering and it's all that you taste. It's a very greasy cake too. I've never made a cake that leaves a grease mark on a paper plate like pizza does. There are far better chocolate zucchini cake recipes out there.

  • rexmolly
    Aug 21, 2013

    Wonderful! Wouldn't change a thing...took it to a party last night, and came home with only 4 pieces left. Everyone raved about it.

  • Vernine
    Aug 3, 2013

    This was a hit not only at home but at work. I even made it using some shredded carrots with it. also good.

  • corrienat
    Sep 25, 2011

    Very good! I would put more chocolate chips on top next didnt seem like it was enough.

  • Joan Laska
    Aug 19, 2011

    This was a ok cake, not what i expecting. I was looking for a cake with more chocolate flavor, so if you want a chocolatey cake I would suggest finding a different recipe.

  • ckolodji
    Jul 11, 2011

    Amazing!! Moist and gone fast.. we couldn't stop eating it!

  • lynnmerie
    Jul 23, 2010

    Hi my mom just made this today I thought it was good I'm 9 years old