Got To Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

This cake is so easy and smells fantastic while baking. It is super moist! Serve with ice cream or whip topping.

Servings: 12
Cook Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour; 20 minutes (includes baking and cooling time)
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: zucchini, eggs

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Ingredients

2
¼ cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2
½ tsp. baking powder
1
½ tsp. baking soda
1
tsp. salt
1
tsp. ground cinnamon
1
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter, room temperature
4
eggs
3/4
cup applesauce
1
Tbsp. vanilla
2
cups shredded zucchini
Powdered sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat bottom and sides of 9 to 12 cup fluted tube pan with cooking spray.

Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, applesauce and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add dry ingredients; beat until blended. Gently stir in zucchini.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan with a thin knife. Gently shake cake from pan onto serving plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.