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Thursday, August 28

Dessert Recipe

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

½ c butter or margarine, softened
1 ½ c sugar
3 eggs
½ c vegetable oil
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¾ c all-purpose flour
¼ c baking cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 c shredded zucchini
1 c chopped walnuts, optional
½ c semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in oil and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in zucchini and walnuts if desired.

Spread into greased 13x9x2 baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

This is something else I made last week and while I was typing up the recipe for someone who asked for it, I thought I would post it here as well. It is yummy and healthy, of course, because it has a vegetable in it! Right?!


harkinna said...

weird...veggies with chocolate? that is all i have to say! :) Nicole

The Barnes Crew said...

MMM...brings back memories of the zucchini bread that I cake grew up on!
I'll have to try your recipe!

Good luck on Saturday...who do you guys play?

The Barnes Crew said...

Ok my brain isn't working very well this am! I meant to say "zucchini bread & cake that I grew up on"!

Maybe I should just go back to bed! :)

SAHM said...

Just a note- you can't taste the zucchini, but it makes the cake super moist and you feel like your getting some vitamins during dessert. Delicious!