Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Caramel Frosting

Natalie Tamminga

By
@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12-15
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
55 Min

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
1/4 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
3Add the eggs and oil, mix well. Fold in the nuts and zucchini until they are evenly distributed.
4Pour into prepared pan. Bake 50-60 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake completely before frosting.
5For 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