Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I was given a big bag of summer squash so I’m trying to put it all to good use…  I pulled out my recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake.  I love this as it’s very easy and makes a wonderfully moist, dense cake.

ChocolateZucchiniCake
Here’s the recipe:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 c oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk (I just put a tablespoon of vinegar in 1/2 cup of milk)
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chocolate chips

Mike together bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 325 for 40-45 minutes.

Frosting:
1 tablespoon butter
1 T milk
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Microwave on high for 1 minute or until stirred smooth.  Frost cake.

It’s simple and easy and might help you get ahead of those summer squash…YUM!!   We’re at a picnic today so I’m taking it to share.

6 thoughts on “Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  1. Dotti

    Dear Jo,

    I am new to blog land, don’t do Facebook, etc. would love to comment but who knows what an URL is to set up an account, so I appreciate your comments with out the confusion. I know you are in bogland and I recently saw a whirling blades quilt at The Modern Diary, but didn’t know how to ask where the pattern was created. Any chance you would know?

    Thanks for the recipes, have a very large zucchini that needs attention.

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  3. Mavis Wood

    When I first made this cake, I didn’t tell my husband it had zucchini in it. He never would have touched it. Later when he asked me to make that good chocolate cake, I told him it was made with zucchini. He loves it.
    I make mine in the blender. Put wet ingredients into the blender, add zucchini chunks and blend. Then pour into combined dry ingredients. Works great and so easy.

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