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Chocolate Oatmeal Zucchini Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.


  • 2c all-purpose flour
  • 1c oatmeal
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4c unsweetened cocoa


  • 6oz butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2c sugar (granulated or packed light brown)
  • 3/4c buttermilk (or 2t lemon juice with enough milk to make the total measure 3/4c, and let sit for at least 5 minutes)
  • 2c shredded zucchini (1/2 pound)
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1c broken pecans and/or walnuts

Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cocoa.
Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat, at high speed, the eggs until light in color, and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the butter.

At a low speed, beat in the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, in three additions.

Fold the zucchini, vanilla and nuts into the mixture.

Spoon into the prepared bundt pan.
Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a wooden pick comes out clean.

Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan to cool completely on a cooling rack.

Optional finish:


Novice baker here, actually more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants baker. Question is, do I have to use a bundt pan? I have all the ingredients to try this recipe but I don't have a bundt pan. what do you suggest? THANKS!

Leslie at December 4, 2010 9:19 PM

Leslie, flying by the seat of my pants is my preferred baking and cooking style as well. This recipe is one I created from several recipes. There seem to be a delightful blend of successes and failures with my experiments. :~)

I'm guessing the reason for a bundt pan is to get heat into the core of the batter so you get a more even heating. You can get that done by putting into sheet cakes as well, I think. Treat it like a carrot cake and have several layers of cake with lovely frosting in between.

And let us know how it turns out!


Kit Cassingham at December 6, 2010 6:25 PM
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