Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Cake

So easy and delicious! Bake this zucchini and chocolate cake – perfect to treat a crowd.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
cup buttermilk
2
cups shredded zucchini (1 medium)
1/2
to 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (3 to 6 oz)
1/2
cup chopped nuts, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, oil, vanilla and eggs with spoon until well blended.
  • 2 Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and buttermilk until well combined. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and, if desired, nuts. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. If desired, frost cooled cake.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, oil, vanilla and eggs with spoon until well blended.
  • 2 Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and buttermilk until well combined. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and, if desired, nuts. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. If desired, frost cooled cake.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To substitute for buttermilk, use 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to make 1/2 cup.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
135mg
135%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.