Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake


I haven't baked a cake in years but when your garden hands you a zucchini that is too big for your liking yet not so big that it is only good for compost, you do what you gotta do.  Right?  Riiiiight?!?

The obvious choice was to make some sort of treat.  Again, agree with me. 

So chocolate it is!  See how I made that leap there?

I got this recipe from one of the Aunties (one of my mother's sisters) a very long time ago and I knew it to be easy, quick, and delicious... all without frosting. 

And I'm all about the frosting, y'all! 

To me, cake is just the socially legit way to get the frosting from container to mouth.  Unless you firm it up a bit and make fudge.   Now you're with me.  Mhmm!

Since Hubby and I are trying to live a more healthy lifestyle and not have treats around the house much, I gave half of the cake to the neighbors.  They have 4 kids so I really should have given them three-fourths of it, but I baked it in 2 9" rounds so I technically gave them a whole cake.  But then that means WE technically ate a whole cake, too, so I'm just going to stick with "I gave the neighbors half of the cake."

Either way, I didn't lose any sleep over it and the neighbors loved us for it.

Okay, I'll quit babbling and give you the recipe.  Enjoy!



 

8 comments:

  1. I was hoping you'd post this recipe soon!

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    1. Now only if it were Whole30 compliant ;-)

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  2. Good morning! My aunt used to make zucchini bread and zucchini cake frequently that were just to die for. Haven't had any since she passed away. This recipe sounds delish and I might just have to give this a whirl. Surely my neighbors would appreciate some too, lol. Enjoy your day!

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    1. It adds a layer of sadness when those we love pass on and take the secrets of their recipes with them. And even when they have left it written down, it just isn't the same when we make it ourselves. Yes, I believe your neighbors will appreciate this gift "from the garden". Thanks, Debbie!

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  3. Oh. my. goodness.
    I need to go beg more zucchini from my brother-in-law. I could offer them a whole cake too...ahem...I mean a HALF a cake!

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  4. Yes, but how many cups was that zucchini really? Sixteen cups? LOL! I like the way you think and what an easy way to eat the vegetables.

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    1. I got about 5 cups out of that zucchini after I seeded it. So it wasn't THAT big. But, hey, chocolate cake. ;-)

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