Monday, August 27, 2012

Spiced Chocolate Zucchini Cake

¾ C butter, softened
1¾ C sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
3 eggs
2 C zucchini, shredded
2 tsp vanilla
½ C milk
2½ C flour
½ C unsweetened cocoa powder 
1¾ tsp baking powder
1½ tsp soda
tsp salt
optional: 1 C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl cream butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until light.  Add eggs, mixing well. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk to zucchini batter, beating well after each addition. Pour batter in to greased pans, or paper lined cupcake/muffin tins.

Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about... 
cupcake/muffins = 25 minutes
2 9" round pans = 30 minutes
2 loaf pans = 35 minutes
1 9x13" oblong pan = 40 minutes

Cool. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

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