Self – Frosting Chocolate Zucchini Cake--Muum’s Musings blog
½ c. butter
½ c. oil
1 ½ cups sugar
1 t vanilla
2 ½ c flour
4-6 T cocoa
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder (Oops! I used a Tbs. of baking powder and it worked fine--maybe with one teaspoon it would have been a more dense cake, but it was delicious)
½ t cinnamon (optional--I didn't use this)
1/2 c sour cream or buttermilk (I used sour cream because that's what I had)
2 c finely grated zucchini
Mix oil, butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs. Mix well. (I did all the mixing by hand)
Sift the dry ingredients together, including the cocoa. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk or sour cream .
Add the zucchini by hand. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 pan
Mix the following and crumble on top of the cake:
¾ c chocolate chips
¾ c chopped nuts
¾ c brown sugar
Bake @ 350º for 35-45 minutes or until done. Serves 12 (I cut the cake into 15 pieces and they were large.)
Note: Omit cinnamon to bring out better chocolate taste.
Note two: Next time I am going to replace half the oil and half the butter with applesauce and see how it turns out.