Chocolate Zucchini Cake
This is the only Chocolate Zucchini Cake you will ever want to make! The zucchini makes this cake so moist. I do not grate my Zucchini, I blend it so there are no pieces of Zucchini in the cake. Your family will not even know It’s there. It’s always nice to put a little healthy and love into your cake! Make it with or without frosting. I sprinkle chocolate chips on top making it good to eat as is or you can also add a cream cheese frosting. My family is chocoholics so I use chocolate frosting! Any way you top it, it is sure to be a hit in your house!
Cream butter, oil and sugar in a large bowl with a spoon.
Add eggs, milk and vanilla mixing well with a spoon.
Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl whisking to combine.
Gradually add dry ingredients to the first mixture. Mix well with a spoon.
Cut the ends off of the zucchini, peel and chop into small pieces.
Put them in the blender and blend until no pieces remain.
Add blended Zucchini to the batter and mix well with a spoon.
Pour into a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking dish that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean, in a preheated 350 degree oven.
Let cool and frost with cream cheese frosting, chocolate frosting or eat as is!
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk (sour milk can be made by adding 1-1/2 tsp of either vinegar or lemon juice to a 1/2 cup of regular milk and letting it sit for 15 minutes)
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
2 cups of blended Zucchini, peeled and blended
1/2 cup milk chocolate chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
First Mixture: In a large bowl cream the butter, oil and sugar with a large spoon. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla and mix well with a large spoon.
2nd Mixture: Combine all of the dry ingredients whisking until combined. Gradually add the dry mixture to the first mixture with a spoon making sure it is mixed well.
3rd Mixture: Add the blended Zucchini to the bowl mixing with a spoon until completely combined. Pour into a 13″ x 9″ baking dish that is lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
Bake for 35-40 minutes on the center oven rack until a toothpick comes out clean. When done place on a cooling rack.
This can be eaten as is, with cream cheese frosting or with chocolate frosting.