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Thursday, July 5, 2012

chocolate chip zucchini cake

Happy belated 4th of July! How was your celebration?


We had a low key barbecue over here with good friends and good food! 

The kids swam and played and pranced around with their first sparklers! To everyone's delight the grass didn't catch on far and no one lost an eye. 

This chocolate chip zucchini cake was a real hit, so I thought I'd share it with you!


I'm calling it a cake instead of a bread because, let's face it people, there's nothing bread-like about it. 



Ingredients:
dry
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
wet
2 cups sugar (see I told you this is cake and not bread)
1 cup veggie oil 
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 cup chocolate chips



 Take your dry ingredients and mix them in one bowl. 

Grate your zucchini (watch your fingers!) Our zucchini was from the garden! Mr. P. said he hated zucchini and there was no way he was gonna eat it. Guess who ended up having three pieces of zucchini cake!?!

 Take your wet ingredients and mix them together in a bowl. 
Now combine everything together, the dry, the wet and the shredded zucchini. Throw in the chocolate chips as well. Add more flower if it seems super wet (it should be a thicker consistency then, let's say, cupcakes batter. 


Butter or oil up a bread loaf pan and bake that puppy for at least 45 minutes. Poke it with a stick or chopstick or skewer and if your tool comes out wet, leave it in longer (Mine took about an hour to bake, but my oven is wonky).








Yum! Let cool and enjoy! This cake stays for a long time in the fridge and goes great with a cup of coffee! 



12 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! We do one that is a double-chocolate zuc bread (OK, OK, cake). It's a chocolate batter as well as having chocolate chunks, and it's fantastic. Yum. (-:

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  2. ooh! double chocolate anything and I'm in!!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe at this week's T.G.I.F. Linky Party -- I have it featured over at my facebook page….so check it out if you'd like and grab the featured me button off of my blog. :)

    Tracy

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craft-Junkie-Too/162946417058976

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  4. so true! definitely not a bread LOL thanks for linking to pin'inspiration thursday

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  5. YUMMY...I love zucchini bread/cake and adding chocolate! YUM

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  6. Delicious! I love the addition of chocolate chips. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  7. oh yum, that sounds amazing!

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  8. YUM! This looks delicious! The zucchini keeps it so moist too. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.

    Michelle

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  9. Oh yum! I'm pinning this one to try for sure!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Show Me What You Got Linky Party at ODH.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  11. This looks delicious! And I just adore the name of your blog! I am your newest follower~
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  12. Sounds like a great celebration ~ we love playing with sparklers!! And your cake (so true about the bread/cake thing!) sounds delicious, thanks so much for sharing at Happy Family Times!

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