Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

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


Submitted by rilkesq

Makes 8 servings



The secret ingredient that makes this cake so utterly moist and delicious is a secret no longer: yes, the ever-abundant zucchini makes this single-layer cake a real standout. Your friends and family will never know they?re getting a healthy serving of veggies with their dessert; they?ll be too busy experiencing chocolate ecstasy. So if you have an extra zucchini or two hanging around (don?t we all?), this is a wonderfully subversive use for it!

Recipe Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake

3 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup egg beaters
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini or summer squash

Recipe Directions for Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch cake pan and dust with some unsweetened cocoa powder.

  2. 2. Melt the chocolate along with the oil in a double boiler or in a saucepan over low heat, taking care not to scorch.

  3. 3. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium mixing bowl.

  4. 4. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after

  5. each addition, then beat in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk, beating until combined, then fold in the

  6. chocolate and oil mixture, and the zucchini.

  7. 5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out

  8. clean. Cool the cake in the pan for about 10 minutes on a wire rack, then invert it on the rack, remove the pan, and cool

  9. completely.

  10. 5. May be served plain, iced with your favorite icing, dusted with organic confectioners? sugar, or with fresh raspberries

  11. nestled around it.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 115.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
341
Calories from Fat
152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.9g
26%
Saturated Fat
6.7g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
393mg
16%
Potassium
283mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
43.2g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
24.8g
Protein
5.8g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 8% Iron 11%
* 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+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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