MI Coop Kitchen

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Recipe by
Midwest Energy Cooperative  
2 hours
Prep: 35 minutes | Cook: 1 hour 20 minutes | Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchini (1lb)
  • 3 cups unsifted flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups salad oil
  • 2 1/3 cups firmly packed brown sugar (1 lb)
  • 4eggs
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 cup pecans
  • GLAZE….
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter softened
  • dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 square semi-sweet chocolate for curls , optional

Directions

  1. Grate enough zucchini to make 3 cups. Preheat oven to  350 degrees
  2. grease & flour 10″ tube pan ; set aside
  3. in a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, & cloves; set aside
  4. in large mixer bowl, at medium speed, beat salad oil & sugar, then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Gradually beat in melted chocolate
  6. Add the dry ingredients beat until smooth
  7. fold in the zucchini, chocolate pieces, & pecans
  8. bake 1 hour & 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool on wire rack 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from pan & put on wire rack.
  11. Make glaze
  12. in small bowl beat sugar, margarine, & salt, add corn syrup, water, & vanilla,
  13. spread glaze over cake & let set 10 minutes.
  14. garnish with chocolate curls if desired.
  15. Serve immediately.

 

 

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