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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

♥ Chocolate Zucchini Cake ♥


Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups finely shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • CUSTARD SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil and butter until well combined. Beat in the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves; gradually beat into oil mixture. Stir in the zucchini, chocolate chips and almonds.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube or fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • For sauce, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and cornstarch. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat. Gently stir in butter and extract. Serve warm with cake. Store leftover sauce in the refrigerator. 
  • Yield: 12-16 servings.

~~Country Woman, September/October 2003~~

3 comments:

Bernideen said...

Sheri:
Would you consider linking some of your recipes to "Tea In The Garden"?

janice15 said...

I have yet to make a chocolate Zucchini Cake. but will try to make one one day....It looks great...with Love Janice

Annesphamily said...

Oh goodness what a delectable cake! Yum!