Zucchini Chocolate Cake

I have no idea why zucchini and chocolate go well together, but they do, especially in this easy cake.

Yield 10-12 servings
Time 1 hour
  • cake pan
  • large bowl
  • electric mixer
  • whisk
  • butter knife
  • ¼ c butter
  • ½ c vegetable oil
  • ¾-1 c sugar (white or brown)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ½ c buttermilk
  • 2½ c flour
  • ¼ c unsweeted cocoa powder
  • ½ t baking powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • ½ t nutmeg
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 c zucchini, grated
  • ½ c chocolate chips
Directions Grease the baking pan with a bit of butter and set aside. Preheat oven to 325.

Beat together butter, oil, sugar, and eggs, then whick in vanilla and buttermilk.

Gradually add flour, then cocoa, then baking powder, baking soda, and spices.

Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips, then pour batter into cake pan and bake for about 45 minues, until knife inserted into center comes out clean.

Let cool before serving.


Recipe from Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way, by Geraldine Hartman. (read my review)

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