Monday, August 23, 2010

RECIPE: Chocolate Zucchini Cake


½ cup good quality cocoa ½ tsp salt

½ cup vegetable oil 1 TBSP lemon juice

½ cup butter, room temperature ½ cup milk

1-¾ cups sugar 2-½ cups flour

2 eggs 2 cups grated zucchini

1 tsp pure vanilla ¼ cup chopped nuts

1 tsp baking soda ¼ cup brown sugar

½ tsp baking powder ¼ cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Combine cocoa, vegetable oil, butter, sugar, eggs, and pure vanilla in a large bowl and mix well. Then add baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

3. In a measuring cup combine lemon juice with milk, let sit a few minutes and then add to batter. Gradually mix in flour, then fold in the grated zucchini.

4. Pour batter into greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Mix chopped nuts, brown sugar, and chocolate chips in a small bowl. Sprinkle this mixture on top of batter. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Submitted by Laura Grund

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