Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

Shredded zucchini keeps cake moist without affecting the flavor. Skip the frosting...sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and nuts.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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