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Author Notes: I found this Penzey's recipe in a pile of clippings I had saved forever when I was looking for something to do with left over zucchine. Being a dedicated chocaholic they sounded ideal. I did reduce the sugar a little bit. They were satisfyingly chocolate very moist and easy to make with ingredients usually on hand. —Latetotheparty
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 cup room temp. butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups AP flour
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/.4 teaspoons cinnamion
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups peeled and shredded zucchini
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1.4 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- preheat oven to 325 line 2 muffin tins with papers
- mix milk and vinegar and set asid
- Cream butter, oil and sugar until creamy then add eggs, vanilla and milk mix and blend.
- In a seoarate biwl mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir into wet ingredients.
- Stir in zucchine and 1.2 chocolate then spoon batter into prepared pans 2/3 full.
- Sprinkle remaining chocolate and nuts if using and bake 20-25 min.