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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

No recipe image available.A moist and delicious, honey-sweetened chocolate zucchini spice cake.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch pan; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter, oil and honey. Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk; mix well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add to honey mixture; mix just until combined. Stir in zucchini and nuts, if desired. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until cake tests done.
  5. Cool on wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.