September 2, 2013

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Can you believe these don’t have any butter or oil, and there’s vegetables inside? Me neither!

For the cake:
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
½ cup sugar 
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup cocoa powder (I added a couple extra tablespoons…why not?)
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups grated zucchini (I did not peel it first; pack it into the measuring cup and drain off excess liquid)
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

Based on this recipe. 

Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8x8 square pan or a 7x11 rectangular pan.

Combine the eggs, vanilla, sugar, and applesauce.

In a separate larger bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add the wet ingredients, zucchini, and chocolate chips.

Top with the chopped chocolate.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  



Final product! 


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