This was another work treat back in July. My co workers all love chocolate and cream cheese so thought this would be nice change. I usually don't make the zucchini cakes with chocolate but thought what they hey, it should be good, RIGHT?? And it was.
It was a big hit, everyone really loved it.
adapted from here
Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 ground nutmeg (use fresh)
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3 TBL cocoa powder
2 cups (283g) all-purpose flour
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
2/3 cup (150g) packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable or canola oil
1/2 cup (120g) applesauce
1/2 cup (83g) plain Greek yogurt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups (344g) finely grated unpeeled zucchini (grate on small holes of box grater. About 2 - 2 1/2 medium zucchini)
1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans or walnuts (optional)
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese, softened slightly
1/2 cup butter, softened (preferably 1/4 cup salted and 1/4 cup unsalted)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups (228g) powdered sugar
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, whip together cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed until smooth, occasionally scraping down sides and bottom of bowl. Blend in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
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