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(9,259 posts)
Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:46 PM Aug 2020

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This used up almost a whole huge zucchini

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 cups grated zucchini (unpeeled) I did the zucchini in my mini food processor

Stir together all dry ingredients. Add eggs, applesauce and oil, mix thoroughly with spoon (do not use electric beaters). Stir in grated zucchini. Pour into prepared Bundt pan, 350 degrees, 50 min. to 1 hour.

This came out moist, delicious and it’s even sort of healthy. I did not frost, just sifted some 4x sugar on it to look pretty. Next time I think I’ll omit the cinnamon, it detracts slightly from the chocolatiness. And there will be a next time as daughter’s garden has LOTS of zucchini waiting.

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake (Original Post) Freddie Aug 2020 OP
Sounds yummy! Karadeniz Aug 2020 #1
I used to make this Ohiogal Aug 2020 #2
Yum, I just bought some zucchini so I'll have to try this! Luciferous Aug 2020 #3
I agree. SamKnause Aug 2020 #4
3 cups zucchini? Kali Aug 2020 #5
So, I just made this MissMillie Aug 2020 #6
Let me know how you like it! Freddie Aug 2020 #7


(31,979 posts)
2. I used to make this
Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:00 PM
Aug 2020

many years ago when we had a garden full of zucchini. My three boys liked it, too.


(55,007 posts)
5. 3 cups zucchini?
Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:02 PM
Aug 2020

is that one medium sized one?

I remember the days before we developed a squash bug problem, the zucchini would double in size overnight if you missed one


(38,549 posts)
6. So, I just made this
Mon Aug 17, 2020, 04:40 PM
Aug 2020

I didn't have a Bundt pan, but I found a conversion chart on allrecipes that said a 13x9 would hold it. It didn't. I filled the cake pan 1/2 way, and had enough batter left to make 12 small cupcakes (not mini-cupcakes).

Cook time was just over 40 minutes for the cake. About 18 minutes for the cupcakes.

I used 1/2 the cinnamon that the recipe called for, and I will do as you did and w/ the 4x sugar.

I grated the zucchini by hand (that's some serious work).


(9,259 posts)
7. Let me know how you like it!
Mon Aug 17, 2020, 04:56 PM
Aug 2020

I’m embarrassed to admit that after 2 days the cake is 3/4 gone, and DH didn’t have any (he rarely eats sweets). I tell myself it’s healthy with all that zucchini in it.

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