Chocolate Zucchini Cake

From One United Harvest courtesy Anne Morgan, Lakes and Valley CSA, MN


½ cup good quality cocoa                                 ½ tsp salt

½ cup vegetable oil                                           1 TBSP lemon juice

½ cup butter, room temperature                        ½ cup milk

1-¾ cups sugar                                                 2-½ cups flour

2 eggs                                                              2 cups grated zucchini

1 tsp pure vanilla                                               ¼ cup chopped nuts

1 tsp baking soda                                             ¼ cup brown sugar

½ tsp baking powder                                        ¼ cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350

Combine cocoa, vegetable oil, butter, sugar, eggs, and pure vanilla in a large bowl and mix well.  Then add baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  In a measuring cup combine lemon juice with milk, let sit a few minutes and then add to batter.  Gradually mix in flour, then fold in the grated zucchini.  Pour batter into greased 9 x 13 cake pan.  Mix chopped nuts, brown sugar, and chocolate chips in a small bowl.  Sprinkle this mixture on top of batter.  Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.