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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

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  • Author: Jodi
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings 1x


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  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar.
  3. In another bowl, whisk 1-1/4 cups flour, salt and baking soda and add to the creamed mixture. Mix on low speed just until mixture is sandy. Remove 1/2 cup of this crumb mixture  and set aside.
  4. To the remaining mixture and the remaining flour, egg, vanilla and buttermilk. Fold in the zucchini. Spread into a greased 9-in. round baking pan.
  5. Stir cinnamon into the reserved topping and sprinkle over the batter.  Top with chocolate chips.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  7. Cut into pieces and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins