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AcuRite Digital Timer ~ Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake Recipe + Giveaway

It’s Summer and many gardens are blooming.  While we had trouble with a deer at the beginning of the season and had to re-plant all of our pepper and tomato plants, our zucchini harvest is looking plentiful.  With everyone’s garden goodies, it’s fun to spend some time in the kitchen creating.  I shared my Chocolate Chip Zuchhini Cake Recipe last year with a Trim Healthy Mama Twist.  Since it’s been such a huge hit, I’m going to share it again, this time with the typical ingredients and the THM way.

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                            Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake Ingredients:
                 Typical                                                       THM Style
~2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour                              ~1 3/4 Cups Almond Flour
~                                                                                         ~3/4 Cup Coconut Flour
~1/4 Cocoa Powder                                                   ~1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
~1 teaspoon Baking Soda                                        ~1 teaspoon Baking Soda
~1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder                             ~1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
~1/2 Cup Milk                                                               ~1/2 Cup Almond Milk
~1 teaspoon Vinegar                                                  ~1 teaspoon Vinegar
~1 Cup Chocolate Chips                                           ~1 Cup Lilly’s Stevia Chocolate Chips
~1 Cup Butter (2 Sticks), Melted                           ~1/2 Cup Butter (Melted)
~(Sub option of half butter/half coconut oil)   ~1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
~1 1/2 Cups Sugar                                                       ~1 1/2 Cups Truvia
~2 Eggs                                                                            ~2 Eggs
~2 teaspoons Vanilla                                                 ~2 teaspoons Vanilla
~2 Cups Grated Zucchini                                          ~2 Cups Grated Zucchini

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~Preheat oven to 350 degrees
~Combine flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.  Set aside.
~In separate bowl, combine milk and vinegar.  Let combo sit for 5 minutes.  Then add to the first bowl.
~Add butter (and coconut oil), sugar (or Truvia),eggs, and vanilla to the bowl.  Stir till combined.
~Fold in Zucchini and half the chocolate chips.
~Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top.
~Bake for 45-60 minutes or till done.
~Cool slightly before cutting.
~Can be topped with Cool Whip or Sugar Free Ready Whip for THM version.

Our stove is about 12 years old but I’ve actually worn the timer button out.  It no longer “reads” when that button is pushed.  So I have turned to AcuRite’s Red Digital Timer to help.  It’s simple to use functions allow me to easily time minutes and even seconds (since we all know that seconds matter when cooking and baking certain foods.)  The display has large easy-to-read numbers and the buzzer is adequately loud as well.  While it can stand upright, I love that it also contains a magnet.  This timer is a great size and our kids even use it to time their instrument lessons and practices.

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This post currently has 10 responses.

  • David Fultner

    We have so much zucchini this year. thanks for the idea.

  • denise low

    I want to make this recipe. Looks so delicious. Thank you for the information.

  • June S.

    (AcuRite Digital Timer ~THM Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake Recipe) This recipe sounds so good to me, I am going to make this as soon as the weather turns a little cooler and I can fire up our oven.

  • Julie

    This looks so good. But wouldn’t the THM version need more liquids to compensate for the almond and coconut flours, and the way they suck up moisture?

    • Miranda

      The zucchini adds a lot of moisture to this recipe so I’ve never had an issue. Perhaps make note to NOT drain the zucchini. 🙂 It’s always been moist with both versions I’ve made. If the zucchini seems to be a little dry, I would definitely add some additional liquid. (Typically an extra egg or two is my choice for boosting recipes.)

  • Deb E

    I need to get a timer with a larger display so I don’t have to find my reading glasses just to see it. This one is nice and big to see.

  • Kari

    Can you make and freeze this?

  • Kari Dee

    Can you make the ingredients easier to follow?:) I would love tot eat this!

  • Mary Gardner

    This looks great. I love making zucchini bread but haven’t tried it in a cake recipe before. I would imagine it makes the cake very moist.

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