Our garden has been producing zucchini like crazy the past month or so, which has been amazing. But the kids were getting a little sick of it, so I went in search of some new and exciting ways to use our fresh zucchini.
Thanks to Pinterest (of course!), I found this great recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake, which sounded right up my alley (really anything chocolate is right up my alley...).
Although not the best day for baking (it is hot and humid today), I went to work anyway and came away with 2 delicious loaves of this bread/cake.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cakes
Adapted from Food Network
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 packed cups grated zucchini (don’t peel it)
1 cup chocolate chips
-Preheat oven at 350 F. Spray two 9×5 inch pans with nonstick spray.
|Fresh zucchini from our garden!|
|First time using my new food processor (where have those been all my life?!) to grate the zucchini and it was perfect!|
-In a large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
-In a medium bowl, beat the sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Add the oil and vanilla.
-Add to the dry ingredients along with the zucchini and chocolate chips. Stir just until combined, and divide between the loaf pans.
|The picture kind of looks like pasta sauce, but I promise it looks like chocolate!)|
-Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the tops are cracked and springy to the touch. Makes 2 cakes.
Mine only took about 45 minutes to bake, so be sure to keep an eye on them!
|The kids LOVED it!|
And there is your recipe for delicious zucchini cake!