(NEWS CENTER) - Chocolate and zucchini...not a pairing we often think of. But don't tell that to Lynn Archer of the Brass Compass Cafe in Rockland. Her recipe for chocolate zucchini cake with custard sauce is heavenly, and easy to make to. Enjoy!

And to check out the Brass Compass Cafe, head to http://thebrasscompasscafe.com.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake w/ Custard Sauce - Lynn Archer

Beat 1& 3/4 Cups Sugar w/ 1/2 c Canola oil
1/4 c melted butter
2 eggs.
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Buttermilk or (1/2 c milk 1 teasp, vinegar)
add 1/4 c Cocoa
1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tesp salt
1/2 tsp, cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cloves
2&1/2 cups flour
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 Cup sliced almonds
Grease bunt pan bake 325* 50-60 mins
top w/ confectioners sugar or

Vanilla Custard Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbls Flour
2 Tabls Cornstarch
3 Cups Milk
3 Egg Yolks 3 Tabls Butter
1 tsp real vanilla
Whisk together over low heat till Thick & Bubbly

serve warm with cake....YUM...Lynn