Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake is a family party hit

It’s surprising how many of these we make. Healthy(er), sure, but there’s a great taste here too.

Truth is, pro caterers seldom make cakes from scratch. But we sure do when a recipe is this good. Caterer’s Cake Secrets gives you lots of ideas, especially for larger parties.

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Portions/Servings This recipe will feed 12 people.
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The Cake:

1 chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup raisins


Confectioner’s Sugar


Preheat oven to 375° Spray the inside of a 9” x 13” pan with vegetable release. For easy removal, dust the pan with cocoa, so that it sticks to the veggie spray. Shake out the excess.

Mix up the cake mix and all the ingredients except. Get everything smooth and well blended. Pour into the floured pan and bake for 30 minutes or more, looking for a nice crown in the middle which feels firm to your touch.

We usually don’t do a heavy frosting for this cake. Instead, we simply cover the top with some powdered sugar. We often cut a pattern in cardboard for the company’s logo, cover the cake with the pattern, and then dust with the sugar. You can have some fun too, with names or themes. Such a nice touch!

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