Sneak-ret Ingredient Chocolate Cake

Tam D


This recipe is a fabulous way to use up that zucchini, and it's a sneaky way to get your family to eat more vegetables ;) It's moist and delicious, and needs no frosting or topping!

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30 Min
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1/2 c
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 3/4 c
1 tsp
1/2 c
buttermilk or sour milk


2 1/2 c
3 Tbsp
cocoa powder or carob powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 tsp


2 c
grated zucchini
1/2 c
1/2 c
chopped nuts, optional
1/2 c
chocolate or carob chips

How to Make Sneak-ret Ingredient Chocolate Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a bundt pan with food release spray.
    If you don't have buttermilk, you can sour regular milk with 1 1/2 tsp. vinegar. Stir and set aside.
  • 2With a mixer, cream together the butter, oil, and sugar. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk or sour milk.
  • 3In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Add the raisins and nuts and stir to coat.
    (Coating the raisins and nuts with flour helps prevent them from sinking.)
  • 4Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, stirring to combine thoroughly. Stir in the zucchini, making sure to break up any clumps, and the chocolate/carob chips.
  • 5Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Test for doneness -- baking time depends on how much moisture is in the zucchini.
  • 6Allow to cool 5-10 minutes, then turn out cake onto serving plate. Cool to room temperature. Serve.
  • 7NOTE: For special occasions, this cake is wonderful served with whipped cream or ice cream.

    NOTE: You can shred your zucchini in two cup amounts and store it in zip-top
    bags in the freezer. When you're ready to make this cake, thaw the zucchini, and drain it a bit, then proceed as though it were fresh :)

    **We're gluten intolerant, so I use Bob's Red Mill brand All Purpose Baking Flour, with a little coconut flour for extra nutrition and flavor. You can substitute up to 25% of the flour in a recipe with coconut flour.

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About Sneak-ret Ingredient Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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