Healthified Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Cake

Healthified Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Cake

Healthified Chocolate Chip-Zucchini Cake
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Zucchini and chocolate make a delicious duo in this easy-to-make, good-enough-for-guests dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (2 to 3 oz)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (1 medium)

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, oil, vanilla and eggs with spoon until well blended.
  • Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and buttermilk until well combined. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips and, if desired, nuts. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. If desired, frost cooled cake.

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