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Grandma Luken's Zucchini Cake

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  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Cocoa powder 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Recommended Hershey)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded zucchini 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chocolate chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Use Either Semi-Sweet Or Dark)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a blender cream together the butter, vegetable oil and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Then add in, one at a time, the eggs and the vanilla extract and mix until combined. In a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to blend all the ingredients together.

Add the dried ingredients and buttermilk into the butter, sugar and egg mixture. Alternate with dried ingredients then buttermilk until all the ingredients are combined.

Shred the zucchini, leave the skin on and if there is a lot of seeds scrap them out before shredding, then fold it into the batter.

Grease a 9x13x2 inch oven proof baking dish and place the batter in the dish. Then sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter and place in the oven for 50 minutes.

Take out of the oven and allow for it to cool. Serve with either ice cream, whip cream or fudge, why choose just do them all! Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
If you have watched our videos you know that Sunday dinners were a big part of my life growning up. This week we are showing you how to make our Grandma Luken's Zucchini Cake with our neighbor Trish's zucchini. Putting vegetables in a dessert is amazing but having Grandma's recipe just makes it that much better!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 329 Calories from Fat 142

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25%

Saturated Fat 5.8 g29.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 44.3 mg14.8%

Sodium 261.7 mg10.9%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g14.9%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8.1%

Sugars 25.9 g

Protein 4 g8.6%

Vitamin A 5.1% Vitamin C 4.7%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grandma Luken's Zucchini Cake Recipe