Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Cloves and Cinnamon

  • Yield: 16 servings

"This recipe is a family favorite. My daughter's co-workers make requests for it too."


1/2cup soft margarine
1/2cup vegetable oil (or applesauce)
1 3/4cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2cup sour milk
2 1/2cups aall-purpose flour
4tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon ground cloves
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
2cups finely diced zucchini
1/4cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Cream together margarine, oil and sugar. Stir in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients and stir into sugar mixture alternately with the milk. Add zucchini and desired amount of chocolate chips.
  4. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the top if desired.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out dry.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: Considering adding 1 cup of chocolate chips to the batter and sprinkling another cup over the top.0

— Barbara Gribben, Florence, Colo.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 15
  • Calories 300
  • Fat 15g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Potassium 115mg
  • Carbohydrate 41g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Protein 4g
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 8%