Chocolate Nut Zucchini Cake

CHOCOLATE NUT ZUCCHINI CAKE

This was given to me by a friend. It is equally good with or without the nuts.

3 squares unsweetened chocolate or you may substitute (3 Tbsp butter plus ½ cup and 1 more Tbsp. cocoa powder)

3 cups flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 eggs

3 cups sugar

1 ½ cups salad oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups grated zucchini

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set to one side. Melt chocolate (or butter and then add cocoa powder) and cool slightly. Beat eggs. Add sugar, oil and vanilla. Beat well then add melted chocolate, zucchini and nuts and mix thoroughly. Finally, add flour mixture. Beat until well blended.

Bake at 325 degrees F. until top springs back when touched with finger (approximately 55-60 minutes).

Yields 3-4 loaves or one 9×13 inch cake.

If you ever meet someone who says, “What am I going to do with all this zucchini?” you now have a delicious answer! Enjoy.

Juanita

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