This chocolate zucchini cake is so good and gives you another way to use some of that zucchini.  This is good with or without the frosting but I think the more chocolate the better.  The frosting just completes how good this cake really is. It won’t last long!

1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups zucchini, shredded
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice
In a large bowl with mixer cream together sugar and butter;  Add oil, flour, vanilla, buttermilk, cocoa, eggs and baking soda.  Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and nuts.  Pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Cook in preheated 350 degree oven 35 to 45 minutes until done in center.
2 tablespoons cocoa
5 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 cups confectionery sugar
Mix together cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla with mixer.  Add sugar, mix well.  If too thick, add more milk.  Spread over cooled cake.  ENJOY!
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  1. Bertha Parrish says:

    Could self rising flour be used and omit soda

  2. Is there a substitute for the butter milk ? Can I use regular milk?

  3. My grandmother always made this, super moist and doesn’t last long however, yummy!!

  4. which side of the grater to you grate the zucchini on??

  5. going to sound like a stupid question but is vanilla flavoring the same as vanilla extract ?

  6. Reda Whisman says:

    Can you leave the chocolate chips out?

  7. can you make this in a bundt pan?

  8. I had this Chocolate Zucchini Cake for the first time at the Family Re-Union this year. It was great. I even got to bring some home with me. YUM YUM

  9. Do you have to drain or squeeze the zucchini after you grate it?

  10. Hi Judy! I am going to make this to take to work tomorrow. Do you advise refrigerating over night? I have made this before but it was long gone within 30 minutes of taking it out if the oven!

  11. I made this today. Yum, it is good! I could not stop eating the icing either. Thanks Judy! It’s a nice change from Zucchini bread.

  12. Really, a chocolate zucchini cake, now how am I not going to be baking this??? Still eating the last of your fudge recipe from last week – I tried very hard to dole it out to myself. Oh boy, guess I better get myself to aerobics tomorrow morning, reading your blog can be dangerous. Thanks a bunch!

  13. I love zucchini bread, but wasn’t familiar with zucchini cake! This reminds me of a recipe I made years ago that used sauerkraut in the chocoloate cake. It was actually very good! I’m sure this is, too.

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