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Zucchini Walnut Chip Chocolate Cake

Grace Engle of Cortland, Ohio relies on shredded zucchini to make this one of moistest cakes you've ever tried. She adds walnuts and chocolate chips to guarantee each piece is met with a glass of milk and a smile.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in oil and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in zucchini and walnuts if desired.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 298 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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