Chocolate Zucchini Cake 1

Course : Cakes
Serves: 4 - 6
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1 stick butter unsalted -- softened
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup zucchini -- grated
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips -- (mini)
1/3 cup walnuts
4 ounces cream cheese -- softened
1/2 pound confectioners sugar

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Cream together 1/2 of the butter, the oil, and the sugar; beat in the egg. Add the buttermilk and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the cocoa, the flour, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, and the salt. Fold in zucchini, chocolate chips, and walnuts. Pour into well--greased 9 in. round cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool completely. To make frosting: Beat the remaining 1/2 stick of butter, cream cheese, confectioners sugar, the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon cocoa. Frost the cake when cool.


Nutritional Information:

4539 Calories (kcal); 244g Total Fat; (46% calories from fat); 51g Protein; 574g Carbohydrate; 562mg Cholesterol; 1655mg Sodium

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