Friday, August 26, 2011

Chocolate Zucchini Cake


This is one of our favorite chocolate cake recipes.  I like to double  most of my recipes, and put one in the freezer. Then I have an extra for another occasion with hardly any extra effort.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Ingredients

2 cups sugar or sucanat
1 cup vegetable oil (I like to substitute coconut oil for oil whenever I can)
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups flour whole wheat
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 cups shredded zucchini

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375*. In a large bowl mix sugar, oil and eggs until well blended.  Add and mix vanilla and milk.  In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together, and then add them to wet ingredients.  Stir in shredded Zucchini, and mix until well blended.  Pour into a 15 X 10 inch  greased baking sheet or cake pan.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes.


Frosting
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter softened
1 pound or 4 cups powdered sugar (I use organic, unbleached)
1/3 cup cocoa
6 Tablespoons evaporated milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Mix and spread on warm cake.  This is like a sheet cake.  It is very moist, and is even better after it sits for a few hours.

Enjoy

8 comments:

Ruby Jean said...

Oh My...Pam that LOOKS so Moist and most certainly Delicious...: ) I Really like the idea of doubling the Recipe to Freeze...Now is that the Batter or a Baked Cake...And if you Freeze the Batter does it change anything in the final outcome of it being baked...Lots of ??? : )

Pam said...

Angelina, I froze mine after baking and frosting. I have never frozen it before... not sure if the baking powder or soda would retain their levening action... they might, it would be worth trying for a small cake.

Kirsteen said...

Yum, that does look so moist. I love anything with chocolate in it.

Do you have a whole heap of zuccini's to use up, given this recipe and your fritters a few days ago? :0)

I'm a fan of baking double and freezing one too, but sometimes the second one doesn't even make it to the freezer as the first is eaten so quickly!

Danielle said...

Oh miss pam,
I could just live in your blog!
Homey, inviting, warm, and now chocolatey!
Yum yum yum!
If you bake, frost and freeze a second one how do you thaw it?
I went to buy zuchini yesterday, do you know how much they wanted for them? 1.78 per lb! I was offended for my budget! ;-)
Love you!

Elizabeth said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh delicious! And what a pretty picture Mom! I am hoping I will get to have this too when I see you! I am starting a list lol :D Love you!

Keri On said...

Looks delicious!

Keri On said...

Sarah Jayne just made this cake tonight! It WAS delicious!
Thanks, Pam!

SarahJayne said...

I made this just tonight when some friends came over, and it was delicious! No frosting, but vanilla ice cream. I liked how it wasn't overly sweet...it made it a nice compliment to the ice cream. Thanks for sharing! :)