Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This recipe comes from Eric & Joanna Reuter, who volunteered on our farm a few years ago and went on to start their own farm (Chert Hollow Farm) outside Columbia, Missouri. Rachel asked for this cake for her birthday.

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat over to 350. Grease & flour a bundt pan or square baking pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, & cinnamon.
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, and eggs. Add vanilla & zucchini.
Alternately add dry ingredients & milk to zucchini mixture. Stir until just blended.
Pour half the batter into the pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips onto batter, keeping them away from the edges so they don’t stick to the pan.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a knife or toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.