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Chocolate-Red Chile Zucchini Cake

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Category: Desserts, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 2 1/2 c Sifted flour
  • 1/4 c Unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 1/2 c Vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 c Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1 tb New Mexican red chili powder
  • 1/2 c Buttermilk
  • 2 c Zucchini, grated
  • 6 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c Chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9- by 13- by 2-inch pan. Sift
together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set

In a separate bowl, cream the butter, vegetable oil and sugar, beating
until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Next, add the vanilla and chile powder. Mix in the dry ingredients that
have been set aside, alternating with the buttermilk. Stir in the

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top of the cake with
the chocolate chips and walnuts.

Bake for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean.
Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack.

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