Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Since we have a lot of zucchinis from the garden. I have been looking on my recipe book for some recipes to use this wonderful vegetable. A couple of years ago a friend gave me the recipe for this delicious cake. You won't regret trying it.

2 ½ c Flour
½ c cocoa
2 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ c soft butter of margarine
2 c sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 c shredded zucchini
½ c milk
1 c chopped nuts

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, set aside. Beat butter and sugar until smooth, Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one, add vanilla and zucchini. Alternately stir in dry ingredients and milk. Add nuts.
Pour into greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350˚ F, (180˚C) for 1 hour. Cool in pan for 15 minutes; turn out on wire rack to cool. Drizzle glaze over cake.

1 c powdered sugar
1 ½ - 2 Tbsp milk
½ tsp vanilla
Mix well; add milk until smooth.


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