Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Makes 12 servings

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 4 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup nuts, optional

Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter, oil and honey. Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk; mix well. Combine dry ingredients and add to honey mixture; mix just until combined. Stir in zucchini and nuts, if desired. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes in a pre-heated 350°F oven. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.

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