Sunday, August 2, 2009

Oh Man, This Is GONNA Be Great!

Ok, so I found another way to get my vegetables, while eating chocolate and I am STOKED! (Yet another word I NEVER say out loud!) This cake is so wonderful that I can not even explain it to you, but I will try!

Looks good, right? You should smell it! It has cocoa, cinnamon, and chocolate chips in it, so take a whiff of that! Just think of the warm cinnamon wafting through your kitchen and when your mouth starts watering, combine that lovely thought with the thought of cocoa and chocolate chips and tell me how you feel! Oh, did I mention that by chocolate chips I meant LOADS of chocolate chips? Ok, well, I meant to anyway!

There is something magical about getting up close and personal chocolate cake, isn't there? Good, I am glad you agree! I would hate to think I am the only one feeling this way! Not really, but I had to make you feel good!

Jealous, aren't you? Uh huh, keep tellin' yourself that!

I mentioned vegetables, right? Yep, again with the zucchini creations! Oh, but I could not help myself! My neighbor's momma brought me the zucchini and the recipe yesterday! I am in love and indebted to her, up to my ears! That was soooo super FABulous!

Want the recipe, so you can try it yourself?

Ok, I guess I'll share!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
by Mrs. Cook

3/4 c. oleo
2 c. sugar
3 eggs - 1 at a time
2 tsp vanilla
2 c shredded zucchini
2 1/2 c flour (i think i did a little less than that?)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c cocoa
1 tsp salt (i used sea salt)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c milk

Mix in order given. Bake at 350 for 1 hour in tube pan or 9x13 pan. You can add 1/2 c. chocolate chips (I might have used ALOT more than a cup! Oops!) and 1/2 - 1 c. chopped nuts. Top with a glaze = 2 c. powdered sugar and 3 tbsp milk + 1 tsp vanilla. (I used store milk chocolate frosting, because I am out of powdered sugar.)

Oh, I hope you enjoy, enjoy, ENJOY!


Marcia said...

It looks amazing!

Snot Head said...

It really was great. Congrats on your first "made from scratch" recipe! I bet it feels good to know you didn't make it from a box. :)