My family loved the Neil Young inspired "cinnamon" zucchini cake so much, I decided to make Monty's favorite...chocolate (with zucchini, of course.) I still have 4 or 5 beautiful zucchini squash in the fridge from before the squash bug plight. This was an amazing way to incorporate them into a recipe!
Once again, this delicious chocolate cake has 2 heaping cups of grated zucchini in it. Monty said he would have never known had I not told him. The grated zucchini just makes the cake moist and tender.
Shhhhh...this is a great recipe to sneak some veggies in for the kiddos.
Here it is: And you don't even have to break out the mixer for this one!
Chocolate Zucchini Cake~
1/2 c. oil (vegetable, canola or coconut oil)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
2 heaping cups grated zucchini
2 c flour
1/2 c cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees--
Mix oil,egg, sugar, vanilla, milk and zucchini in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix by spoon---batter will be fairly thick.
Spoon into well greased and floured 13x9 or two 9 inch round cake pans, and bake at 350 degrees for approx. 25 minutes.
While cake is baking make this decadent recipe for home made chocolate frosting!
Decadent Chocolate Frosting
2 3/4 c powder sugar
6 tblsp cocoa powder
6 tblsp softened butter
5 tblsp evaporated milk
1 tsp pure vanilla
Mix all ingredients by hand in mixing bowl. This makes a fudge-like frosting that is to die for!
Cool cake completely, frost and consume with less guilt than if it didn't have veggies in it~Enjoy!!!
What child would balk at scarfing down this piece of chocolate cake? Hide the zucchini first...