Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredients
Cake:
cooking spray
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
2 cups shredded zucchini
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Glaze:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
8 tsp fat-free milk
2 tbsp semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare cake, coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray; dust pan with 1 tablespoon flour.

Place sugars, cream cheese, and vegetable oil in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add eggs and egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Lightly spoon 2 1/2 cups flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour and next 5 ingredients (2 1/2 cups flour through cinnamon) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in zucchini, 2/3 cup chocolate chips, and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

To prepare glaze, combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons cocoa in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine milk, 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, coffee, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a 1-cup glass measure. Microwave at medium 45 seconds or until chocolate melts, stirring after 20 seconds. Combine powdered sugar mixture with chocolate mixture, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over cake.

Makes 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Nutrition information for 1 slice:CALORIES 281(30% from fat); FAT 9.5g (sat 2.4g,mono 4.2g,poly 2.4g); IRON 2.2mg; CHOLESTEROL 27mg; CALCIUM 96mg; CARBOHYDRATE 45.6g; SODIUM 241mg; PROTEIN 6.6g; FIBER 2.6g

Source: find.myrecipes.com