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Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

 Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake
“I like to make this when the zucchini in my garden gets ahead of me. It’s a great way to get children to eat their veggies!” Margo Seegrist — Shelton, Washington
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2
  • minutes. Add eggs; mix well. Beat in the buttermilk, applesauce,
  • chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and
  • baking soda; beat into butter mixture just until moistened. Stir in
  • zucchini.
  • Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with
  • confectioners' sugar. Yield: 18 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 172 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.