Grandma has past down many recipes but her zucchini cake is one of the bests as it is a chocolate base. So good and so moist.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup vegetable oil
1 ¾ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder, recommend: Heresy
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt, table salt
½ cup buttermilk
2 cup shredded zucchini
½ cup of chocolate chips, either semi-sweet or dark
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a blender cream together the butter, vegetable oil and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Then add in, one at a time, the eggs and the vanilla extract and mix until combined. In a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to blend all the ingredients together.
Add the dried ingredients and buttermilk into the butter, sugar and egg mixture. Alternate with dried ingredients then buttermilk until all the ingredients are combined.
Shred the zucchini, leave the skin on and if there is a lot of seeds scrap them out before shredding, then fold it into the batter.
Grease a 9x13x2 inch oven proof baking dish and place the batter in the dish. Then sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter and place in the oven for 50 minutes.
Take out of the oven and allow for it to cool. Serve with either ice cream, whip cream or fudge, why choose just do them all! Enjoy!