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Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake, by , is from Cooking to Cure Cancer , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jodie Marabella
Added: Tuesday, March 17, 2009


1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. oil
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. sour cream
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
5 Tbsp. baking cocoa
2 c. grated zucchini
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. chocolate chips
3/4 c. chopped nuts - optional

Beat together butter, oil and sugar; then add eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Mix well. In separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Mix wet and dry together; then gently stir in zucchini. Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan. In small bowl mix the brown sugar, chocolate and nuts. Pour over cake mix. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Don't overcook, sets as it cools.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You may substitute 1 c. applesauce and eliminate the butter and oil. You may also use reduced or fat-free sour cream.




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