Submitted by Neva Lewis  

Amount  Measure  Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2       cup  butter
1/2       cup  vegetable oil
1 3/4     cups  sugar
  2       large  eggs
  1    teaspoon  salt
  1    teaspoon  baking soda
  1    teaspoon  vanilla
1/2       cup  cocoa
2 1/4     cups  flour
1/2       cup  buttermilk
  2            zucchini -- grated
  1       cup  chocolate chips

1/2       cup  butter
 1        cup  light brown sugar
1/4       cup  heavy cream
  1   teaspoon  vanilla
2 1/2     cups  powdered sugar
  1       cup  chopped pecans
CAKE:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter, oil and sugar with an
electric mixer until blended.  Add eggs and beat to combine.  Mix in salt,
baking soda, vanilla and cocoa.  Add flour, alternately with buttermilk.
Mix in zucchini and chocolate chips.  Pour into a greased 9"X13" baking
pan and bake about 35 minutes or until tested done.  Cool 10 minutes and
frost while warm.
FROSTING:  Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.  Add brown sugar
and cook 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add cream and vanilla.  Stir in
powdered sugar and pecans until combined.  Spread over warm cake.
NOTE : No one will ever know there is zucchini in this cake.  It simply
        adds moisture to a really delicious chocolate cake. 
        The frosting is also extra special.