Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What's up Wednesday--zucchini chocolate cake

So another recipe from our zucchini list which we have been working on lately as we harvest 1-2 zucchini a day.  Loving it.  This is one of my favorites!  The frosting makes it.  It is the best.  And when you can get a serving of vegetables with chocolate cake and frosting?  Can't beat that!  Enjoy!
Zucchini Chocolate Cake
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
3 (1 ounce each) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini

In a large bowl combine oil, sugar and eggs.  Add dry ingredients to sugar mix.  Add milk and mix well.  Melt baking chocolate in microwave safe bowl for 20 second intervals stirring after each until completely melted.  Blend chocolate and vanilla into batter.  Stir in zucchini.  Bake in greased 9x13 pan at 350 for about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.  

Cool slightly and then frost with this amazing frosting. . .

Chocolate Butter Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup milk
2 (1 ounce each) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium saucepan bring the butter and milk to a boil.  Remove from heat.  Add melted chocolate, powdered sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth then pour over slightly cooled cake.

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