Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe? Learn how to make Chocolate Zucchini Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lr66

Makes 12 servings



The main distinction of this particular cake is its moistness. The zucchini absorbes the cocoa delivering the full flavor of chocoate, but without the heaviness of some other chocolate cakes.

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate Zucchini Cake

2 1/2 cups regular all-purpose flour, unsifted
1/2 cup cocoa
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Recipe Directions for Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  1. 1 Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.

  2. 2 With a mixer, beat together the butter and the sugar until they are smoothly blended. Add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition. With a spoon, stir in the vanilla, orange peel, and zucchini.

  3. 3 Alternately stir the dry ingredients and the milk into the zucchini mixture, including the nuts with the last addition.

  4. 4 Pour the batter into a greased and flour-dusted 10-inch tube pan or bundt pan. Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes (test at 45 minutes!) or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes; turn out on wire rack to cool thoroughly.

  5. Glaze: Mix together 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 Tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth.

  6. 5 Drizzle glaze over cake.

Categories

Dessert, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 153.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
504
Calories from Fat
181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.1g
31%
Saturated Fat
8.6g
43%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
78mg
26%
Sodium
458mg
19%
Potassium
353mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
78.5g
26%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
54.6g
Protein
6.3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 9% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
    Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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