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Makeover Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Makeover Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

This cake has all the moistness and rich chocolate flavor of the original version but with fewer calories, fat and sugar.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:14 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the first eight ingredients until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the egg mixture and mix just until combined. Fold in zucchini and nuts.
  • 2. Pour into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray and floured. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack; cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 373 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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haleymwarren77 User ID: 2574296 133527
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"I used a little more Zucchini they it asked for, maybe to much will try it again"

janetmsd User ID: 2175728 204919
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Lowfat Sugar-free Frosting

8 oz. fat-free cream cheese
1 package (4 serving size) sugar-free instant pudding mix
1 cup milk
8 oz. carton sugar-free whipped topping
Blend cream cheese and pudding mix; gradually add milk. Fold in whipped topping. Makes about 5 cups frosting."

FryMeUp User ID: 2137232 107123
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"I made this cake and it was wonderful. I used Splenda sugar, and various kinds of summer sqash. Now if I could only find a lowfat sugar free frosting"

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