Cream together:

1/4 c. shortening of choice

1/2 cup oil

1 3/4 c. sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 c. buttermilk or sour milk (or yogurt or sour cream with 1 tsp vinegar added)

Add all at once:

2 1/2 c. flour

1/4 c/ cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

Mix in:

2 c. grated zucchini (or any summer squash)

1/2 c. chocolate chips

Bake in a greased and¬†floured¬†bundt pan or 9 x 13″ greased pan at 325 degrees F. for 45 minutes.