Zucchini is currently in season and can be used in a whole host of dishes. Here we are adding it to a dessert for a delightfully moist but not too sweet cake! Perfect to bring to your next picnic or BBQ. Enjoy!
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
2 Cups All purpose flour (replace one cup with whole wheat flour if you wish)
1/2 Cup Oil of choice
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp Vanilla
3 Cups finely shredded zucchini (Do not drain)
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
1 Cup Chocolate chips or chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 by 13 pan. In a large bowl combine oil, sugar, and vanilla until mixed. Add eggs and mix well. Add in all dry ingredents exept for the chocolate chips/nuts and mix, batter will be very dry. Fold in the zucchini and allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes, add in chocolate chips/nuts and mix again until combined. If batter is still too dry let is rest another 5 minutes and mix again.
Spread batter into your prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes until a knife or toothpick comes out clean.