Chocolate Zucchini Cake and Tasty Tuesday Party

I’m not a huge sweets person… But… I LOVE this cake! Its almost a vegetable (Ha!)
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup oil (or applesauce)
1 3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs 
2 cups grated Zucc
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk (of milk with 1 tsp lemon juice added)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350…
Cream butter, oil, sugar and vanilla in one bowl.
Add the eggs, beat well, mix in Zucchini.
Mix flour, cocoa and soda in a separate bowl.
Add mixtures together, mix in the buttermilk. 
Pour into greased pan, sprinkle nuts and chips on top. Push them into the batter a bit.
Bake for around 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Now…. onto the features from last week. THANK YOU all SO much for all the links and comments. What a wonderful week… over 100 links (I was SO excited!!!) and many lovely comments. You are all so sweet! I’m excited to feature all new bloggers this week and it was really hard to choose…
Blest Nest – Chinese Wontons
Life’s Simple Measures- Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread
Grandma Loy’s Kitchen– Nutty Carrots
Making Memories– Racing to the Dinner Table
Scout’s Stitches– Green Rice Casserole
Now onto the party for this week!
1. link up food items only
2. Visit a few other links and leave nice comments!
3. link back to this blog in someway. Thanks…


Looking forward to seeing you around the blog…. don’t be a stranger!
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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} , one equally crazy daughter and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!

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  1. I agree with you, it’s not really a cake it’s just an alternative way to eat your veggies. Love it!

    Cook Lisa Cook

  2. I think Carrot cake with cream cheese items falls into this category too :) Oh wait! What about pumpkin pie!

  3. Thank you SO much for featuring my recipe! I can’t tell you how excited and appreciative I am! Linked up again this week, can’t wait to see everyone’s goodies!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting! Your Choc. Zucc. Cake looks yummy :) I shared an Apple Crisp w/ Soaked Oats Topping recipe and a Grass-fed Pot Roast w/ Apple Juice, Honey & Herbs recipe. I have a huge box of Gravenstein apples which are in season right now, so I’ve been trying to make recipes with them. Thanks again.

  5. Love zucchini- Thanks for the recipe and for hosting!

  6. Thanks for hosting, the cake looks amazing!!! I love anything with zucchini, especially since my garden is always overflowing. The crop is finally starting to slow down!

  7. I wouldn’t want your job of having to pick features. It has to be hard choosing a few out of 100…wow!

    Zucchini bread, zucchini brownies, and now zucchini cake. I think I have to get over my issue with zucchini in sweets. Especially since there’s chocolate involved.

    Thanks for the link-up! This week I brought blackened chicken w/ Creole mustard sauce.

  8. Your zucchini cake looks delicious!

    Thanks for hosting. :)

  9. That cake looks amazing! Thanks for hosting.

  10. Morsels of Life says:

    Thanks for hosting! And you’re right – that cake is just a delivery method for veggies, and everyone knows we need to eat more veggies, right?

  11. Anita Stafford says:

    Emily, I have linked up Orange Balls, Strawberry Pound Cake, and Hot Bacon Cheese Dip. Thanks for hosting!

  12. Thanks for featuring our race car dinner! I really appreciate it! And thanks for hosting!!!

  13. Thank you so VERY much for featuring my Chinese Wontons! My computer is DOA right now so cannot link up this week. Hope to be back partying soon, though!

  14. Thanks so much for featuring my carrot recipe. I got so excited I clicked the wrong picture for today’s recipe so you get a picture of my collection of Farm Journal cookbooks instead of the Applesauce Fudgies. I will be picking up my button later. Thanks so much for hosting. If you haven’t seen it you might like to see the Sweeties recipe from last Wed. It uses diced zucchini. I am going to check out some of the great recipes I see.

  15. Love this recipe! Everything looks so fabulous – thank you for hosting!

  16. We made chocolate chip zucchini cookies a few weeks ago and they came out great. I was actually surprised that the zucchini helped enhance the flavor.

  17. Holly Lefevre says:

    Chocolate zucchini cake! Oh MY!

  18. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says:

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :) Btw, you’ve got so much creativity in your blog and I’m admiring all your creative posts. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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