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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Posted on: July 27th, 2010 by admin No Comments

Christiana always has great recipes and I asked her to pass along some to our Wholesome community to enjoy too. I love that she’s sneaking in a veggie into this yummy baked good. As I always say, take it to the next level by buying organic as much as you can on the ingredients and maybe add a shake of flax meal too for an extra boost in nutrition.

 You can visit her blog for more recipe ideas if you need them.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Makes one 9” x 13” pan

Cake Ingredients:
½ cup butter, room temperature
½ cup vegetable oil
1 ¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups flour
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup buttermilk
2 cups shredded zucchini

Topping Ingredients:
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1) Preheat oven to 350°F.
2) Cream butter, oil and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
3) Combine dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt) and add alternately with the buttermilk. Stir in the zucchini
4) Pour batter into a greased and floured 9” x 13” cake pan. Bake for approximately 35 to 40 minutes.
5) Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. When cake is almost set (an inserted toothpick comes out clean), sprinkle the topping evenly over the cake and bake 5 minutes more.
6) Cool and serve.

• No one will be able to taste the zucchini in this cake. You can see the shreds but not discern them as an ingredient. They just make the cake moist, moist, moist!