Yummy Zucchini Chocolate Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
Absolutely has turned into my favorite cake! (although I did decrease the sugar to 1 heaping cup).
If I see BUTTERMILK in a baking recipe, I'm interested! That always seems to make for a moister product! My family liked this very much. Even the little ones stole little pieces from the table. That's a good sign!
How can you possibly call this sugar laden cake healthy? Just because it has zucchini in it, doesn't mean it's healthy.
I originally made this to use up some zucchini but WOW! I have made it 3 times in 2 weeks, My family thinks it maybe one of the best things they've ever had. We are sad when it is all gone...until the next time!
I made this cake twice this summer, and got rave reviews each time. It will replace my old chocolate zucchini cake recipe (sorry, mom!) However, I recommend adding the chocolate chips to the top prior to baking. They don't sink to the bottom, so it's just easier than adding after 20 mins of baking. The first time I made this cake I added them at the 20 minute mark as directed, but because the cake had a slight rounded shape in the middle and the top already was starting to firm up, the chocolate chips just rolled to the edges and didn't adhere to the middle. It was still great, but it made the edge pieces extra chocolaty and the middle with almost none. Just add them before you bake.
I wanted to try something different using zucchini and came across this recipe. I cut it in half and baked it in an 8 by 8 pan. In general, the cake was simple enough to make. I liked that the topping wasn't frosting. The actual cake could have had more chocolate for and it seemed to take quite a bit longer to bake. Overall, I'd make it again and maybe add chocolate chips to the actually cake batter.
Will try to make the zucchini chocolate cake made at home or will try to get it from large store.like cakes-thanks for the recipe.
This recipe is amazing! Made it for the family over the weekend and it was a big hit.
Followed the instructions to a T. It has a nice crumb and rose nicely. It wasn't super moist, the chocolate flavor wasn't deep or pronounced, and the toppings didn't stick to the top (the crust was set by 20 minutes) or melt. Good vanilla ice cream made it better, but on its own it was very disappointing. I am really disappointed with the Taste of Home recipes that I have tried recently. Maybe my tastes have changed, but it seems like the TOH recipes I made 7 years ago were better.
I recently made these as cup cakes for a bake sale. A lot of work but so lovely!