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Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

18 servings

I like to make this when the zucchini in my garden gets ahead of me. It’s a great way to get children to eat their veggies! —Margo Seegrist, Shelton, Washington
Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs; mix well. Beat in the buttermilk, applesauce, chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; beat into butter mixture just until moistened. Stir in zucchini.
  2. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 172 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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