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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Zucchini is in abundance at this time of year so I pulled out my MIL's recipe, got all the ingredients together and got to baking. Hubby and I enjoyed some for dessert at supper. The rest will be shared! Hmm..who would like some??

  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups finely shredded zucchini..(peel and all)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, I used pecans
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Cream butter, oil and sugar, blend in vanilla, eggs and buttermilk. 
  2. Mix dry ingredients and shredded zucchini and mix in with the moist ingredients except for the nuts and choc chips.
  3. Pour into a greased 9 x 13" pan. Sprinkle with nuts and choc chips.
  4. Bake in preheated 325ยบ oven for 45 min.
  5. Cool on rack. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream. It also is delicious served cold.
  6. Yield: 12 servings


  1. My mother used to make this cake, and we could never find her recipe. Thanks for giving it back to us again!

  2. Another great looking recipe. Has anyone else gained weight since this blog was started? :0)

  3. My mom is the chocolate zucchini cake queen in our family. Sometimes she makes cupcakes and the grown grandkids still get them practically delivered to them in whole batches. Sometimes I am a lucky recipient too. It's nice to be spoiled.

  4. I haven't made zucchini cake for ages. . . for a while it was all the rage and then these yummy recipes get a bit forgotten. .I'll have to whip some up for our next picnic.

  5. This looks so good. Ellen, I know what you are saying. These recipes are all so temping. Why not enjoy. Kathy

  6. bettyr i'll be right,
    i haven't made this cake in awhile.
    anybody out there trying to get rid of their zucchini from there garden, i'll be happy to take some of your hands...=}

  7. I actually quite like zuchinni cake, loaf, muffins, etc...but I'm not a huge chocolate fan, so this cake would be for my guests!


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