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Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

If you have never made a Chocolate Zucchini Cake you are going to be amazed at how yummy it is!For anyone that grows zucchini, this is a great way to use up some of your prolific crop!

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter or margerine
3/4 cup vegetable oil or apple sauce
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup sour milk (1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and milk to 3/4 cup)
3 3/4 cups flour
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon allspice
3 cups shredded zucchini (puree the skin and all)
* Optional 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or almonds or chocolate chips

Directions

Grease and flour a 13" x 9" pan or 2 x 9" square pans

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160C)

Mix shortening, oil (apple sauce) and sugar

Add eggs, then vanilla

Mix dry ingredients together then stir into sugar mixture alternately with sour milk.

Lastly stir in zucchini. Mix well.

Pour into pan(s).

Sprinkle optional nuts and or chocolate chips over cake before baking.

Bake in 325 degrees F oven for 60-75 minutes for 13" x 9" pan; 45-55 minutes for 9" pans.

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