Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

You have all probably had as many zucchini recipes as you can handle for one summer, but I HAVE to share this with you. I have been making this cake for several years now, and I just LOVE it. It turns out perfect everytime. Truckin' Man even loves it, but he will never admit to it, because he has to keep up his act of hating all things relating to zucchini, but honestly, you don't know it's in there!

If you really have zucchini haters, just tell them it is a Chocolate Spice Cake. And, peel the zucchini so that they don't find the green pieces in there, and you will have a home run! Trust me!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4  cups sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 cup sour milk**
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Powdered Sugar (Optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease 9 x 13 pan, and dust with flour (or extra cocoa)***.  In large bowl mix butter, oil and sugar until creamy. Add in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Fold in zucchini.
Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

If desired, sprinkle powdered sugar over cake before serving.

**Sour Milk -  Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to milk, and let set for 15 minutes.

***When baking chocolate cakes, I always dust my cake pans with cocoa instead of flour. Looks better, and you just can't go wrong with a chance to add more chocolate.

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  1. Yes please! This looks and sounds amazing - thanks for the tasty recipe! Enjoy your day :)

  2. Although I have seen several zucchini recipes nothing that looks like this :-). Lucky for me I just happen to have a giant zucchini on my counter waiting for something that's been worthy. Thanks to you my friend I have found it!

  3. This looks sooooooooooooo chocolatey and awesome. A large slice with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea would make my afternoon break nothing but perfect!

  4. Yummy! I have a go to zucchini brownie recipe. I will have to try this one too. Thank You!

  5. This one sounds yummy. I tired a new recipe for Zucchini Brownies that didn't turn out so great (I think my zucchini wasn't moist enough) but I may have to keep this one in mind.

  6. that layer of chocolate chips is STELLAR. this is my favorite way to use up those zukes. :)

  7. Delicious Kris, Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. Pinned and will be sharing.


  8. This looks amazing, Love that layer of chocolate chips

  9. I have some giant zucchini that need a use. I think I just found it! I am always up for making something chocolaty!

  10. the texture of that cake is amazing. Have a great week