Natalie Tamminga Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Caramel Frosting

By Natalie Tamminga ntamminga


The zucchini makes this cake SOO moist! And the caramel frosting is a great touch. Make sure and eat it with a glass of cold milk.


Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves:
12-15
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

2 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
white sugar
3/4 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
4
eggs
1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
3 c
grated zucchini
3/4 c
chopped pecans
CARAMEL FROSTING:
1 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 c
butter
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1/4 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
3
Add the eggs and oil, mix well. Fold in the nuts and zucchini until they are evenly distributed.
4
Pour into prepared pan. Bake 50-60 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake completely before frosting.
5
For the frosting: combine the brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool until lukewarm. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

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    Ann Simmons AngelJasonsMom - Aug 23, 2010
    Umm, this looks so good!
  • user
    Karen Smith smilin - Aug 23, 2010
    Looks really good, and I have extra Zucchini in the garden ( doesn't everybody who grows them lol )
  • user
    Marge Sackman mscakemaker - Aug 23, 2010
    I know exactly what i'm going to use my zucchini growing in the garden for. yummmmm! : )
  • user
    Heather Schatz 4Lemons - Aug 20, 2011
    This was such a good cake! I made it for a girls night I had tonight, and everyone loved it. :)
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    Stephanie Miller samiller - Jul 14, 2012
    This is very nice cake, and I LOVE the frosting. Honestly, I think I could have sat down with spoon and just eaten the frosting! LOL I think you could safely cut back on the amount of oil and sugar. I added a little bit of vanilla extract (the yin to chocolate's yang, right?). I also love the combination of cinnamon and chocolate in recipes.