Great for lunches. You can make sour milk by combining 1/2 cup of milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar and allow to set 10 minutes. Frost with chocolate frosting.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).

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  • Cream margarine, sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat well.

  • Mix flour, salt, cocoa, and baking soda together. Add dry ingredients to first mixture alternately with sour milk. Fold in zucchini.

  • Bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan for 35 minutes or until done. Frost with a chocolate frosting.

Nutrition Facts

190.5 calories; 2.3 g protein; 25.5 g carbohydrates; 26.1 mg cholesterol; 137.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2004
I have made this recipe many times now and it gets rave reviews every time. I top this cake (because it is a cake!) with a chocolate cream cheese icing. It's dense and moist and delicious it gets even better after a day or two (but doesn't always last that long) and it freezes well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2008
Really not sweet enough - I'll try to make it again this time with some chocolate chips added. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2004
I have made this recipe many times now and it gets rave reviews every time. I top this cake (because it is a cake!) with a chocolate cream cheese icing. It's dense and moist and delicious it gets even better after a day or two (but doesn't always last that long) and it freezes well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2004
I have made this recipe many times now and it gets rave reviews every time. I top this cake (because it is a cake!) with a chocolate cream cheese icing. It's dense and moist and delicious it gets even better after a day or two (but doesn't always last that long) and it freezes well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
I can't figure out why this recipe is called Chocolate bars when it really is a cake. The author of the recipe even calls them cookies! This is a cake folks. It is good chocolate cake and a good way to use up extra zucchini.For the calorie counters: I substitued Lighter Bake for the butter and it cuts the fat yet you lose no moisture or taste. I also cut the sugar some. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2004
This recipe was pretty good. I was a little worried at first because the batter was quite thick and dry but the cake(it is definately not a bar/cookie) turned out. I put a chocolate frosting on it which was good because the first 4 pieces that we ate were kind of dry but I think that it was because they were edge pieces. Had another piece from the middle a bit later and that piece was very moist. Oh yeah... I only used 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I had some zucchini given to me by a gardening friend -- what to do? My kids hate zucchini! So I made these and despite the fact that I didn't manage to whip it up before my son caught me in the act of adding green stuff to the batter ("Mom what IS that in there?") they really liked these cake-like brownies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2007
These bars were great. Super moist. I would say they're more like a very dense cake. I frosted them with a frosting recipe from this site (Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting)Everyone loved them. I will be making them again this weekend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
This is more a cake than a "bar " but it is delicious none the less! I topped it with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and it did not last a day. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
Chocolate Zucchini Cake... I added an extra TBLS of cocoa and 2 1/2 cups shredded zucchini. I increased the baking time to 40 minutes and it was wonderful. Perfect balance of chocolate and moistness. Family loved it with the chocolate buttercream frosting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2010
My family loved this recipe. I served it as a cake and even had my husband who is a picky eater ask for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2010
Try adding 1 tsp. cinnamon and about 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and make this into muffins - takes a bit longer to bake than a reuglar muffin as it is fairly dense but - remarkably good!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2008
Really not sweet enough - I'll try to make it again this time with some chocolate chips added. Read More
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