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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

 Chocolate Zucchini Cake
The hint of chocolate in this moist cake is an unexpected flavor and a nice surprise.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter, oil and sugar. Add eggs, milk and vanilla;
  • mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt,
  • cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in
  • zucchini.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts
  • and chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until
  • cake tests done. Yield: 12-16 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 372 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 298 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.