My husband's background is Turkish and I've never seen them bake any zucchini cakes over there before, in the beginning he would look at me like I was strange. Now they are some of his favourite cakes and muffins with zucchini. In Turkey use see zucchini's everywhere in abundance......they stuff them, fry them,bake, make fritters.....dry them and even make Zucchini Moussaka. But then they have different shape ones which I found at the local farmer's markets. There were some cute lil' round zucchini's which were great for stuffing....never seen them here before.
CHOCOLATE STREUSEL ZUCCHINI CAKE
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 1/4 cups flour
2 cups peeled, grated zucchini
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped pecans or sliced almonds
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
Add in the eggs, vanilla, water and buttermilk and mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Stir dry ingredients into butter/sugar mixture until well combined.
Fold in zucchini. Spread batter into prepared pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, nuts and chocolate chips; sprinkle over batter.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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