Chocolate Rolo Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Rolo Zucchini Cake is a delicious cake that is made with a boxed cake mix, making it nice and easy. Doctoring up a boxed cake mix is one of the easiest way to give it that old fashioned taste. Your guests won’t even suspect that this is a boxed cake mix. Topping the cake with chocolate chips, chopped walnuts and Rolo mini candies before baking, turns this fast and easy cake into a masterpiece.

Brief History

Zucchini [zoo-KEE-nee] A popular summer squash shaped like a slightly curved cylinder; a bit smaller at the top than the bottom. A zucchini’s skin color can vary from dark to light green, sometimes with yellow markings that give it a mottled or striped look. The off-white flesh has a very pale green hue and the flavor is light and delicate. Select small zucchini, which will be younger and therefore more tender, have thinner skins and less seeds.

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Chocolate and Zucchini

One of my favorite ways to use zucchini that I’ve picked up at the local farm stand is this recipe for chocolate cake. Chocolate and zucchini pair together extremely well. Adding a “pinch” of ground cinnamon to the batter enhances the flavor even more. Let’s not forget the mini rolo candies! The mini rolo candies become ooey and gooey and that’s a good thing, right?!?


Chocolate Rolo Zucchini Cake

A fast and easy chocolate zucchini cake made with a boxed Devils Food Cake mix.
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  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 cup  water
  • 1/2 cup  vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves and ground allspice
  • 2 cups fresh shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup  mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup  chopped walnuts
  • 1 2.5 oz package rolo mini's candy


  • Preheat oven to 350º Lightly grease 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. Chill rolo minis's for 1 hour.
  • Squeeze excess water out of shredded zucchini
  • In large bowl beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs, ground cinnamon, cloves and allspice on low speed for 30 seconds, beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in shredded zucchini. Pour into prepared pan. Cut chilled rolos in half.
  • Sprinkle mini chocolate chips, nuts, and rolo candy over cake batter.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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Recipes To Try

Old Fashioned Chocolate Zucchini Cake is another chocolate zucchini cake recipe that is a made from scratch recipe and not a boxed cake mix. Both recipes are delicious. It just depends on how much time you have in your schedule. Looking for cupcake recipes?? We have a few! Easy Apple Cupcakes and Red White and Blue Cupcakes.


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