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Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

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  1 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 50 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Shredded zucchini keeps cake moist without affecting the flavor. Skip the frosting...sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and nuts.

Ingredients

1/2
box German chocolate cake mix (about 1 2/3 cups)
1
cup shredded unpeeled zucchini (about 1 medium)
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
cup buttermilk
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
egg
1/4
cup chopped nuts
1/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and side of 9- or 8-inch round or square cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, zucchini, cinnamon, cloves, buttermilk, oil and egg with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Sprinkle evenly with nuts and chocolate chips.
  • 3 Bake 9-inch pan 27 to 35 minutes, 8-inch pan 32 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and side of 9- or 8-inch round or square cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, zucchini, cinnamon, cloves, buttermilk, oil and egg with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Sprinkle evenly with nuts and chocolate chips.
  • 3 Bake 9-inch pan 27 to 35 minutes, 8-inch pan 32 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Expert Tips

Out of buttermilk? Use 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar plus milk to make 1/4 cup. Let stand for about 5 minutes before using.

Bake and serve the cake in a pretty, oven-safe ceramic pan.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
6g
6%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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