Monday, September 28, 2009

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • I also added chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Set aside.

  • Zucchini, cocoa/flour mix, and cake batter

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. In a small bowl, combine shredded zucchini with milk. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the zucchini mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  • I think this is best served on the day it is baked. After the first day, the cake was a little on the dry side.
  • The original recipe also suggests frosting with cream cheese frosting.

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