Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 1 Bundt/tube cake (serves 8)
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This chocolate zucchini cake is easy to make with a cake mix, and it's loaded with chocolate chips, shredded zucchini, and nuts.

See Also
Zucchini Bread and Cake Recipes
Zucchini Nut Bread
Orange-Cranberry Zucchini Bread

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/4 ounces butter (softened)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cake mix (chocolate fudge, with pudding in the mix, about 18.25 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 medium zucchini (shredded, about 1 1/2 cups shredded)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet)
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped, or walnuts)

How to Make It

  1. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt cake pan or 10-inch one-piece tube cake pan. Heat oven to 325 degrees F (350 degrees F for a light-colored pan).
  2. In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat the butter until light; beat in eggs and flavorings. Beat in the sour cream and cinnamon, then slowly beat in the cake mix. Stir in the zucchini, chocolate chips, and pecans.
  3. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.
  1. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a serving plate to cool completely. Frost the cake or dust with powdered sugar.