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Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:46 PM

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This used up almost a whole huge zucchini

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 cups grated zucchini (unpeeled) I did the zucchini in my mini food processor

Stir together all dry ingredients. Add eggs, applesauce and oil, mix thoroughly with spoon (do not use electric beaters). Stir in grated zucchini. Pour into prepared Bundt pan, 350 degrees, 50 min. to 1 hour.

This came out moist, delicious and itís even sort of healthy. I did not frost, just sifted some 4x sugar on it to look pretty. Next time I think Iíll omit the cinnamon, it detracts slightly from the chocolatiness. And there will be a next time as daughterís garden has LOTS of zucchini waiting.

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Freddie Aug 2020 OP
Karadeniz Aug 2020 #1
Ohiogal Aug 2020 #2
Luciferous Aug 2020 #3
SamKnause Aug 2020 #4
Kali Aug 2020 #5
MissMillie Aug 2020 #6
Freddie Aug 2020 #7

Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:58 PM

1. Sounds yummy!

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:00 PM

2. I used to make this

many years ago when we had a garden full of zucchini. My three boys liked it, too.

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:20 PM

3. Yum, I just bought some zucchini so I'll have to try this!

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:55 PM

4. I agree.

If I made it I would omit the cinnamon.

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:02 PM

5. 3 cups zucchini?

is that one medium sized one?

I remember the days before we developed a squash bug problem, the zucchini would double in size overnight if you missed one

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Response to Freddie (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 04:40 PM

6. So, I just made this

I didn't have a Bundt pan, but I found a conversion chart on allrecipes that said a 13x9 would hold it. It didn't. I filled the cake pan 1/2 way, and had enough batter left to make 12 small cupcakes (not mini-cupcakes).

Cook time was just over 40 minutes for the cake. About 18 minutes for the cupcakes.

I used 1/2 the cinnamon that the recipe called for, and I will do as you did and w/ the 4x sugar.

I grated the zucchini by hand (that's some serious work).

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 17, 2020, 04:56 PM

7. Let me know how you like it!

Iím embarrassed to admit that after 2 days the cake is 3/4 gone, and DH didnít have any (he rarely eats sweets). I tell myself itís healthy with all that zucchini in it.

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