Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

Come to the Seville Farm Market for some zucchini (along with lots more fresh vegetables) and give this recipe a try. A chocolate lover will thank you!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup applesauce (or oil, if you prefer)
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
4 tbsp. cocoa
2 cups coarse grated zucchini
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9- by 13-inch pan.

Cream together sugars, butter and applesauce. Add eggs, vanilla, buttermilk and zucchini. Mix well.

Sift all dry ingredients together and add to first mixture. Mix well.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan. Enjoy!

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