Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chocolate Zucchini Spice Cake

Similar to brownies, this luscious cake is moist and tender and very rich-tasting.  The versatile squash reigns again!

Makes 16 servings
¾         cup whole wheat flour
¾         cup all-purpose flour
3          tablespoons cocoa (unsweetened)
1          teaspoon baking powder                                                             
½         teaspoon baking soda
1          teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼         teaspoon ground nutmeg
         teaspoon ground allspice
         cup sugar
         cup skim milk
2          tablespoons vegetable oil
2          egg whites
1          teaspoon vanilla extract
½         teaspoon grated fresh orange peel
1          cup (packed) finely shredded zucchini, unpeeled

Gather your ingredients and preheat oven to 350°.

  Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine both types of flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.

 Mix well.

In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients except zucchini.  

Beat with a fork or wire whisk until blended.

Stir in zucchini.

 Add to dry mixture, mixing until all ingredients are moistened.

Spoon into prepared pan.

 Bake 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
 Cool in pan on a wire rack. 

Cut into squares to serve.

Each Serving Provides
Calories 99
Total Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 71mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary Fiber 1.4g
Protein 2.3g


  1. Hi there. Food on Friday:Zucchini is open for entries. This looks like a good one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Carole, Thanks for the invite! I will be joining your link-party I just love Zucchini!

  2. Millie, thanks for linking this in and a big thank you too for following Carole's Chatter. I am happily following you right back. Cheers

    Ps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just pop by and comment and include your email - I won't publish it - and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private