Sunday, August 23, 2009

ChocolateZucchini Cake Recipe

We had our annual Zucchini Festival at the Cooperstown Farmers Market yesterday. The main event was the table laden with delicacies all featuring the very prolific zucchini. My contribution was a family favorite- Chocolate Zucchini Cake. I was given the recipe many years ago when I made the mistake of planting a half dozen plants for our family of three! It was an especially good year for zucchini and I think we ate a lifetime's allotment of squash that summer. No one complained when the chocolate cake appeared though. The cake is shown in the center bottom of the photo below the recipe. Our own Molly created the beautiful centerpiece featuring zucchini flowers.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips- your favorite flavor
Cream oil, butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and milk and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix. Stir in zucchini and pour into a greased 13x9 baking pan. Sprinkle chips evenly over the top. Bake in an oven preheated to 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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