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Courgette Chocolate Cake

Courgette Chocolate Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 6
Shredded courgette (zucchini) keeps cake moist without affecting the flavor. Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and nuts, or frost it.
By TBSP Nate
Updated May 6, 2015


  • 1 3/4 cups german chocolate cake mix with pudding (from 18.25-oz box)
  • 1 cup shredded unpeeled zucchini (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F for shiny metal or glass pan (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and side of 9- or 8-inch round cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, zucchini, cinnamon, cloves, buttermilk, oil and egg with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Sprinkle evenly with nuts and chocolate chips, or if icing is your thing,
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

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