Chocolate Zucchini Roll Recipe

Chocolate Zucchini Roll Recipe

Ingredients

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup baking cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup shredded peeled zucchini

FILLING:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Additional confectioners’ sugar

How to make it

Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper. Grease the paper; set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar; beat for 2 minutes or until mixture becomes thick and lemon-colored. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to egg mixture until well blended. (batter will be thick).

Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with cocoa. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.

Unroll cake; spread filling evenly over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Yield: 10 servings.