Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Pastel de Chocolate Con Calabicita) Recipe
3 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups oil
9 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup chopped dates
3 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Directions:Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
Beat 4 eggs until frothy. Gradually beat in the sugar, then add the oil.
Add cocoa, vanilla and almond extract.
Fold in sifted ingredients.
Add grated zucchini, nuts and dates.
Pour batter into a greased and floured tube pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. (Though it may take up to 1 hour and 30 minutes. When done, let stand upside down on a rack for at least 20 minutes before removing from pan.
This recipe was given to me by a friend. I have made it and it always turns out very well. Best wishes.
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