Saturday, July 21, 2012

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate lovers unite! This is the perfect chocolate cake and this is the perfect time of year to use that fresh zucchini out of your garden. My Mom makes this for me on my birthday when we are together. Enjoy!!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake                 

½ cup soft margarine                      1 tsp baking soda
½ cup vegetable oil                         ½ tsp salt
1 ¾ cup sugar                                     ½ cup cocoa
2 eggs                                           ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla                                         ½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup sour milk                                 2 ½ cup flour

2 cups shredded zucchini                             
1 cup chocolate chips

To make sour milk: 2 tsps lemon juice, fill to ½ cup with milk.

Cream together margarine, oil & sugar. Add eggs, vanilla & milk. Beat with mixer for 2 min. Mix together dry ingredients. Add to cream mix. Beat 3 min. with mixer. Stir in zucchini. Pour into a greased/floured 9X13 pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 min. For a little added umph, I sometimes sprinkle powered sugar on top.

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