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Chocolate Honey Zucchini Cake

best chocolate zucchini cake

I found another zucchini cake recipe to try-and finally found the time to test it out for you over the weekend. It’s a keeper-and so easy to whip together-you don’t even need to drag your mixer out.

You need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups finely shredded zucchini (drained)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cup plain flour (all purpose)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

First-mix eggs, honey, sugar, vanilla, and oil in bowl until smooth. Next stir in zucchini.

In another bowl combine all the dry ingredients.

Add dry ingredients to the zucchini mixture and stir till combined. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes-or till done.

You could ice the cake with your favorite icing-but a glass of cold milk goes perfectly with it.

Ever had chocolate zucchini cake before?



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  • Reply
    susie swanson
    August 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I’ve never had this one but I’ve cooked plenty of Zuccuni Bread this summer.. I’ll have to try this, looks delicious..Thanks Tipper.

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    August 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    That cake looks good! Perhaps if I
    lived next door, I could be your
    Cake Sampler, before you put it on
    the air. Got to get this receipe
    for sometime later. I didn’t raise
    any zucinnis this year but I know
    where they’re located in the Gro.

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    August 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I make a chocolate zucchini cake all the time. Mine doesn’t have honey, but it does have lots of chocolate chips!! I make mine in a 13 by 9 pan, that way I only have 1 pan to wash! LOL

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    August 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I did have zucchini/chocolate brownies once and they were very yummy! However, I try hard to not eat any baked sweets or high sugar foods since I am in my middle years and it is definitely beginning to creep beyond that area 😀 . I have a real, sweets loving friend that will absolutely adore this recipe! She has a young boy and this one will help her justify all that sugar. BTW, for those that wish to stay away from ‘genetically modified’ foods they might wish to support our Southern producers and use only cane sugar instead of beet sugar for all of their sweet recipes.

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    Pam Moore
    August 22, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I like the sound of this recipe: easy, contains chocolate and hides the vegies from the kids. Thanks!

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    B. ruth
    August 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I love Z cake, bread, and other quiche and casseroles…
    I have made Chocolate several times but didn’t use honey in the recipe…I think honey would make a difference in the taste and texture. I happen to love a moist Z cake and bread…
    Thanks Tipper, for the recipe…..and Uncle Al..I never peel my zucchini
    before grating for cake, patties etc…I like the look of the little green pieces that tell me it is a Z cake, bread etc…

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    August 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Al-no you dont need to peel it : )
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    Sheryl Paul
    August 22, 2012 at 9:58 am

    That sounds good, I love your recipes, thanks for sharing them.

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    dolores barton
    August 22, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Oh, my! I could sure use a slice of that cake right now. It sounds and looks so delicious. I have never had this cake. It looks like a ‘must try!;

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    Uncle Al
    August 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

    May have to give this one a try. A question comes to mind for this novice. Do you peel the zuchini before shredding?

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    August 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Haven’t before but am going to try it for after school snack today! Thanks, Tipper.

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    August 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

    never had it but would love it because i love all the ingredients.

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    August 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Hi daughter Mary is home today so I’ll get her help in mixing up that cake.We so enjoyed the lunch cookies.I have I begain the mixing then hand it over to Mary or grandson Ashton,their my hands when the dough gets stiff,arn’t I Blessed.This recipe will be sent to my 3 sisters,we all live different states.God bless.Jean

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    Ron Banks
    August 22, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Boy, a slice of that sure would be good with my coffee this morning!
    I’ve not had it before but it sure sounds good!

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    Miss Cindy
    August 22, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Tipper, you’ve developed quite an eye for cake recipes. This on sounds delicious, sounds like something I’d like.
    When I did more cake baking I had several recipes I used that were always hits. I was not nearly adventuresome as you.

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