Thursday, July 14, 2011

Got Zucchini

I have been getting vegetables through a CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) this summer, Bluebird Gardens. Following is a recipe for a chocolate zucchini I made today.

Zucchini Chip Snack Cake (from Taste of Home 2004 Annual Recipes)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teasppon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup buttermilk (one tip I saw years ago and have used most of the time is to use regular milk with about a tablespoon of lemon juice instead of buttermilk)
2 cups shredded peeled zucchini
2 cups (12 ozs) semisweet chocolate chips.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in oil, eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in zucchini.

Pour into a greased 13x9x2 baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. makes 12-15 servings.

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