Wednesday, September 9, 2009

BLOGGING EVENT: Midweek Morsels



On Wednesday, Kristina hosts Midweek Morsels, a chance to share favorite recipes. After my comments yesterday about zucchini, I felt I had to post my most delicious Chocolate Zucchini Cake. This is from my best ever cookbook, The Best of the Best from the Best of Bridge ladies. It's this easy and uses up this much zucchini. Plus, I love using my Bundt pan! It's so yummy, I don't even put icing on it, saving a few calories.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
1/4 C butter or hard margarine
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 3/4 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C buttermilk or sour milk
2 1/2 C flour
1/4 C cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2 C grated zucchini
1/4 C mini chocolate chips

Cream together butter, oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Mix in Zucchini and chocolate chips. Bake in a greased and floured Bundt pan at 325 F for 45 - 55 minutes.

10 comments:

Kristina said...

Yum! I love the idea of no icing! Who would have ever thought to make zucchini and chocolate in the same cake? I tried zucchini bread for the first time ever last weekend and I loved it! Now I'm gonna have to make this! Thanks for posting =)

Nan said...

Yummy! I've got some recipes up on my sidebar, too. I love zucchini cake:

http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2008/07/zucchini-cocoa-cake.html

http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2007/07/chocolate-zucchini-cake.html

and a white one that I really love, too!

http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2009/03/zucchini-white-cake.html

Court said...

I've been craving zucchini cake lately! Maybe I'll have to make this soon. Sounds delicious!!

raidergirl3 said...

kristina - hope you like it. I haven't tried zucchini bread. I've got some loaf recipes to try though.

nan - ...jotting down the recipes, thanks. I still have a few cups left to deal with.

court - you know the Best of Bridge girls won't steer you wrong.

Ceri said...

Wow, that's different. I had to Google "Zucchini" because we call it a "Courgette" in the UK. Still looks really yummy though. :)

Pam said...

That has to be my favorite way to use up zucchini!

Bybee said...

*sigh*

raidergirl3 said...

ceri - the zucchini or courgette adds the moisture and the cake is super moist. Is zucchini cake not common in UK?

pam - I had to make 2 cakes it was so good. I don't know why everyone doesn't make this cake!

bybee - *grins*

Booklogged said...

That's a delicious looking cake. I love how moist zucchini makes cakes and muffins. Believe it or not my zucchini plant is not producing enough to keep me happy. Weird, huh?

joanna said...

wow, this sounds great! I'm off to the store this afternoon and will get the ingredients - if I actually do make it this week I'll be sure to let you know! :-)