Sunday, August 07, 2011

Caramel Frosted Chocolate Chip Zucchini Sheet Cake

We just keep getting zucchini and I am running out of things to try them in. Bread, soup, casseroles, pasta... so here's a sheet cake. It was alright. The chocolate chips were nice, the caramel was a little super-sweet, and I wish the cake had a little more spice. It wasn't bad, but it's been sitting on the counter for days and neither of us have really eaten it. Eh.

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Caramel Frosted Chocolate Chip Zucchini Sheet Cake
CLBB (valchemist)

3/4 cup butter -- softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips (or more)

For The Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1. Cream butter, brown sugar, vanilla and eggs in bowl. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until combined. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips. Spread in greased 15 x 10 inch jellly roll pan. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes.

2. For the frosting: Bring butter, brown sugar, and milk to a boil in saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir in confectioners' sugar. Spread over cake (this is the type of frosting that hardens, so you shouldn't take your time in the spreading step).

Servings: 24

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