A rich chocolaty dessert. The cream cheese filling is a nice surprise. Good with cream cheese frosting.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter, oil, and 1 1/4 sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time, then stir in the zucchini. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan.

  • Make the filling: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch; beat into the cream cheese mixture until smooth. Beat in 1 egg, milk and vanilla. Pour over batter in pan, distributing evenly. Pour remaining batter over filing.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

455.6 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 48.5g 16% DV; fat 27.1g 42% DV; cholesterol 93.1mg 31% DV; sodium 379.4mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
Excellent recipe I try it with and without the zucchini Its best without them I double the amount of cream cheese instead. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2007
eh not so great. The cream cheese layer mixed with the top chocolate layer. The chocolate layer was a little dry. If you are looking for a zucchini chocolate recipe the zucchini brownies on this site are much better. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
Excellent recipe I try it with and without the zucchini Its best without them I double the amount of cream cheese instead. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2007
I made this for my husband's birthday. I left the zucchini out as well and doubled the cream cheese. It was good I thought it was a little dry though. 4 stars because my husband loved it and it was his birthday cake!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2007
eh not so great. The cream cheese layer mixed with the top chocolate layer. The chocolate layer was a little dry. If you are looking for a zucchini chocolate recipe the zucchini brownies on this site are much better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2011
made this for a cookout and the whole family LOVED it! It was so good!! I put a cup of chocolate chips in the cheesecake and after it cooled i put cool whip and more chocolate chips on the top!! i will definitely make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
this i really great Read More
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