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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I have a feeling that this year I'm going to be needing all the good Zucchini recipes that I can get my hands on!! This is just one such recipe and it is an absolute winner for sure. My girls would like to replace dinner with this cake tonight, I guess that's what you get for baking in the afternoon instead of after dinner!!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake PERFECTION!

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 scant cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 eggs
3/4 cups vegetable oil
3/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
3 cups grated zucchini
Optional: 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
IN your mixer add the eggs and oil, applesauce, sugar and Cocoa mix well. Combine flour mixture and cocoa mixture, stir until combined- but don't over mix. Fold in the zucchini and optional nuts until they are evenly distributed. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Frost with your favorite frosting chocolate or vanilla butter cream both work nicely but if you are in the mood for something really rich go for the cream cheese- You won't be sorry:)