September 13, 2012

Chocolate Zucchini Cake


On the Menu Today~
Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cloves and allspice
  • 2 cup shredded zucchini, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
Cooking Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, oil, and sugar. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and allspice; gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix together well. Stir in zucchini.
  2. Spread batter into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts and mini chocolate chips. Bake at 350ยบ for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
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  1. This looks so delicious! Great way to use up my garden zucchini! Sandra from Just stopping by from Anyonita Nibbles.

    1. Hi~ Thanks for stopping~ This recipe came about for that very reason! I needed to find ways to use up a bumper crop of zucchini:) Lynn

  2. I've seen a lot of recipes for zucchini in cakes/brownies, but have never gotten around to trying it. I might have to give this one a try! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

    1. Hi~ Thanks for stopping by today:) If you give this recipe a try, I guarantee you will love it~ Lynn

  3. That looks absolutely delicious Lynn! I love the addition of favorite candy. :)

    1. Rolos are my favorite candy too:) I love the mini's~

  4. Hi Lynn, your cake looks so scrumptious with all the add ins which I know the kids will love. Thanks for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday this week.

    Hope to see you again soon,


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