Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chocolate-Zucchini-Brownie-Cake

I was asked for the recipe for the cake I posted about yesterday.
So here goes.


Chocolate-Zucchini-Brownie-Cake


Cake 

Mix together:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 and 1/2 cups sugar 
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

In a separate bowl combine:
 2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt. 

Combine the dry ingredients with the sugar mixture. 

Fold in:
 2 to 3 cups of shredded zucchini  (I used nearly 3) 
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Spread mixture into greased and floured 9x13 pan. 
Bake in 350 oven for 25-30 minutes. 
Cool for 10 minutes then top with frosting.


Frosting

Melt in a saucepan over low heat:
1/4 cup of butter
6 tablespoons cocoa powder in a saucepan over low heat. 

Remove from heat. 

In a separate bowl combine:
1/4 cup milk
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Stir the two mixtures together. 
Pour over the partially cooled cake.

It's delicious when it's still slightly warm.   Yum!



This cake has been kid and husband tested and approved.  
It truly is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever had in my life.


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(What I have posted above is my slightly tweaked version of a pinterest recipe found online.  My version has different amounts on the zucchini and milk from the original recipe.  I used vegetable oil, because I didn't have any canola here.  I didn't have issues with the batter being crumbly once I added the zucchini, like the original author did.  Mine poured/spread very nicely into the pan.  I also didn't have any need to refrigerate the icing the way she did.)




30 comments:

  1. Moist and delicious I bet. Missed yesterday's post which I will check out!

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    1. It's the best chocolate cake I've ever had in my life!

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  2. Thanks for the recipe! It sounds wonderful! Twyla

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  3. That frosting...sigh. The girls and I definitely need to do some baking this weekend.

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    1. This is a really easy cake to make and the girls would love it!

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  4. It looks and sounds delicious! And an excellent way to use up some of those zucchinis, too. Love that.

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    1. We are all coming up with creative ways to use up the zucchini's. :-)

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  5. Just checked out yesterday's post. The soup and the cake look delicious.
    When I started blogging several years ago I learned about chocolate zucchini cake and had to try it. The one I made didn't have frosting, but it sure was good and moist. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  6. Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. That's teasing me. It is afternoon tea time here but what do I have to look forward to......an apple.

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  8. It is zucchini season around here! We've had zucchini bread, chocolate zucchini muffins, sautéed zucchini, and steamed also! With more coming in from the garden daily! Oh my!

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    1. So many creative ways to use zucchini! :-)

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  9. Oh yummy! I still can't visit as often as I'd like (believe it or not I'm still without my own pc) - and now I've had a chance to pop in I find something that is so tempting! It looks absolutely melt in the mouth delicious!

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    1. It really is delicious. We're happy to see you anytime you can pop in, Sharon!

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  10. I made a similar cake years ago; it was really good. No one in the family grows zucchini anymore :( Don't tell me I have to BUY it!

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    1. I bet one of your neighbors has more zucchini than she knows what to do with.

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  11. Oh Yummy! I just found my first zucchini ready to use, so this would be fun!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Linda

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    1. It's the perfect way to use up some of the zucchini harvest!

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  12. Oh Yum that looks so good! I was trying to decide if I would add a little cream or ice cream to the plate – but actually, I think I will add both! Now I must visit yesterdays post.

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  13. Well now, that is a fun way to use zucchini!

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    1. Two very delicious ways to use up zucchini. And I have more in the freezer for the next time, too.

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  14. O it looks really good and chocolate... Happy Saturday with love Janice

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  15. Janice, the chocolate cake really was delicious!

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