Have lots of zucchini growing in your garden or someone who does? Who loves cake? To be honest I don’t, cake would never be my choice of dessert. If I am going to eat cake this would be the one I would choose.
Chocolate zucchini cake was always a treat my grandmother made during the summer. Actually zucchini is always of abundance in our home in the summer. When I have too much I grate it and freeze it in 2 cup containers. This cake is everything you could hope for. Not too sweet, moist, and chocolate spice flavor without being overwhelming.
This cake compares more to a brownie flavor but a cake texture. Plus it has zucchini in it so you can eat more, right?
Chocolate Zucchini Cake:
- 1/2 cup oil or applesauce
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup sour milk (=1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tsp vinegar, mix and sit for 10 minutes)
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 4 Tbs cocoa
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp soda
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 2 cups shredded zucchini
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup powdered or confectioners sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup water
Cream oil, butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and milk. Beat with mixer.
Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Add to egg mixture and beat well.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350° for 30-35 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and top with glaze(mix powdered sugar, cinnamon, and water).
*Sour milk 1 tsp to 1 cup milk, let stand for 10 min.