This chocolate zucchini cake is so good and gives you another way to use some of that zucchini. This is good with or without the frosting but I think the more chocolate the better. The frosting just completes how good this cake really is. It won’t last long! My family loves this cake and I make it a lot whenever I have zucchini on hand. You might also like our recipe for sour cream zucchini brownies.
Chocolate zucchini cake is delicious and easy.
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups zucchini, shredded
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice
In a large bowl with mixer cream together sugar and butter; Add oil, flour, vanilla, buttermilk, cocoa, eggs and baking soda. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cook in preheated 350 degree oven 35 to 45 minutes until done in center.
2 tablespoons cocoa
5 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 cups confectionery sugar
Mix together cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla with mixer. Add sugar, mix well. If too thick, add more milk. Spread over cooled cake. ENJOY!