CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE (updated)

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@GrannyGravymaker

This recipe is based on a recipe from King Arthur (the flour company, not His Highness, LOL!) I've modified the recipe to our liking and it is fantastic! It is super chocolatey, super moist, and you'd never guess that there is zucchini in it. What a great way to eat our veggies!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 9"x13" cake
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
dutch-process baking cocoa
2 tsp
espresso powder
1/2 c
butter, room temperature ( 8 tablespoons)
1 3/4 c
white granulated sugar
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
sour cream
3 c
shredded zucchini (approx. one 10" zucchini)
1 c
"special dark" chocolate chips, divided (or semi-sweet chocolate)
1 can(s)
chocolate fudge frosting

How to Make CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE (updated)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.
  • 2In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa and espresso powder; set aside.
  • 3In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy; add sugar; beat until creamy.
  • 4Add oil and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  • 5Add eggs; beat well.
  • 6Mix in 1/3 of the flour mixture; mix in 1/2 the sour cream; stir in 1/2 of remaining flour mixture; mix in remainder of sour cream; add remainder of flour mixture ; stir with spatula/scraper or wooden spoon to combine thoroughly.
  • 7Stir in zucchini and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • 8Pour into prepared pan, smoothing to level batter.
  • 9Bake at 350ºF for 40-45 minutes, until center springs back when lightly touched and cake appears set. (Note: Time is approximate due to type of pan and oven variations. Cake will crack; this is normal.)
  • 10Optional step: Remove cake from oven, sprinkle fairly evenly with 1/2 cup chocolate chips; use an off-set spatula or dinner knife to spread the chocolate chips into a smooth glaze (it will take a few minutes for the chips to start melting.) Set pan on a wire rack and let cool completely (about 2 hrs.)
  • 11When cooled, use knife or small off-set spatula to spread frosting evenly over cake.
  • 12Note: You may use your favorite ganache instead of melted chocolate chip glaze and frosting, if preferred.

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