Chocolate Sour Cream Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Grated zucchini makes this cake super moist, and of course is abundant this time of year. This recipe is excerpted from The Harvest Baker by Ken Haedrich with photography by Johnny Autry.
 
By | August 16, 2017

Ingredients

  • 3 cups grated zucchini (about 2 smallish ones)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for salting the zucchini
  • 2 1/2 cups all - purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or light olive oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Butter a 9- by 9-inch cake pan. 

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt into a bowl. Combine the sugar, butter, oil, eggs, and vanilla in another large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients on medium-high for 2 minutes, until well blended. Alternately add the dry mixture and the sour cream to the egg mixture, blending after each on low speed. Add the zucchini and mix gently. Pour into prepared pan. 

Bake for 60 to 70 minutes (for 9-inch pan, or 40 minutes for 9x13-inch pan), until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool.  

For glaze, heat cream in a small saucepan, add chips. Remove from heat and let stand 1 minute, whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cake. 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups grated zucchini (about 2 smallish ones)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for salting the zucchini
  • 2 1/2 cups all - purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or light olive oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ semisweet chocolate chips
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