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chocolate and zucchini praline bundt cake

★★★★☆ 6
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Chicago, IL

This year the zucchini is growing really nicely. I have one recipe for zucchini bread so that I could make use of the abundant supply of zucchini, but I found myself also craving chocolate. So I added cocoa and that's how I came up with this recipe.

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Quite a different flavor combo, but this chocolate zucchini praline Bundt cake totally works. The cinnamon chocolate flavor is well balanced. Apples and zucchini give the cake a moist texture. Crunchy and sweet, the topping is quite tasty. It will be a treat for your family and friends who get a slice.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 6
serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate and zucchini praline bundt cake

  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 4 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c
    sour milk or buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    zucchini, grated
  • 1 lg
    apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • bread crumbs, enough to coat pan
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips
  • 1 c
    almonds or walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar

How To Make chocolate and zucchini praline bundt cake

  • Butter, oil, sugar, and eggs creamed together.
    Preheat oven to 325 F. Cream butter, oil, and sugar. Beat in eggs and set aside.
  • Dry ingredients and the buttermilk added.
    Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with sour milk to creamed mixture.
  • Folding in zucchini and chopped apple.
    Add zucchini and vanilla. Slowly mix in apple.
  • Bundt pan greased and sprinkled with bread crumbs.
    Grease a Bundt cake pan and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • Batter poured into Bundt pan and topping pressed into batter.
    Pour cake batter into prepared Bundt cake pan. Mix topping ingredients and spread evenly on the cake batter. Gently push the topping into the dough. When it bakes, less will fall off.
  • Bundt cake baking in the oven.
    Bake for 55 minutes.
  • Sides of cake loosened from the pan.
    When done, loosen the cake from the pan with a butter knife. Invert the cake onto a cake plate. If you want the topping on the top, put a plate on top of the pan and flip it. Then, put a decorative plate on the flipped cake and flip again so the topping side is up.