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Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"Grace Engle of Cortland, Ohio relies on shredded zucchini to make this one of moistest cakes you've ever tried. She adds walnuts and chocolate chips to guarantee each piece is met with a glass of milk and a smile."
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Ingredients

45 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in oil and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in zucchini and walnuts if desired.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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Most helpful positive review

This will be my go-to zucchini cake recipe. I did cut back the oil to 1/4 cup and the cake was delicious and moist. I'd recommend that change as I think it would've been too oily with 1/2 cup. T...

Most helpful critical review

Good recipe though far to oily. I followed recipe as directed except forgot to add salt (really no need) and left out the nuts due to allergies. In the future we will definately use this recip...

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This will be my go-to zucchini cake recipe. I did cut back the oil to 1/4 cup and the cake was delicious and moist. I'd recommend that change as I think it would've been too oily with 1/2 cup. T...

I followed some other reviews' advice and reduced the oil to 1/4 cup and only used 2 eggs. I also used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and the remaining 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour. I added 1/2 ts...

Good recipe though far to oily. I followed recipe as directed except forgot to add salt (really no need) and left out the nuts due to allergies. In the future we will definately use this recip...

i followed others and only used 1/4 oil but followed the rest of the recipe exactly and it is the best cake and I have had rave reviews myself, thanks for this recipe

Delicious. I added extra chocolate chips for bursts of chocolate in the middle of the cake. Also, I used a bit less oil than the recipe called for, and the cake was still perfectly moist.

Awesome recipe - I've made this several times... even twice in one day!! Top with whipped topping or ice cream... even better!!!! Great way to use the abundant zucchini!! Thanks for the great re...

Very moist and tasty. My co-worker made it into zucchini bread and it was delicious. I made it into muffins and it was so yummy, not too oily. I would like to try it with unsweetened applesau...

I finally tricked my boys with this cake. I've made several versions of Chocolate Zucchini cake and this was the only one that they didn't call me on. I am in love with this recipe. I omitted...

This is a simple to make cake and is so moist. Made mine in a bundt pan and baked 15 min longer .