This Chocolate Zucchini Cake is a rich, dense chocolate cake made with shredded zucchini from the garden. It’s topped with a poured chocolate frosting that melts right into the cake!
Today might as well be opposite day. Hello, I talking about zucchini…
Actually zucchini and cake, so yeah…maybe only half-opposite day.
But really, do vegetables belong in cake? Why can’t foods sit at their own designated table in the lunchroom?
All this co-mingling is messing with the universe’s natural balance.
I mean there is the exception to the rule in Carrot Cake…we ALL know “a carrot cake”… but overall everyone doesn’t have to be friends, do they?
Well, this cake is basically the John Hughes film of desserts. It’s the slow clap at the end of a big dramatic lunchroom speech.
It’s freaking ZUCCHINI CAKE! Proving we all CAN just get along.
So yeah, we’ve basically just solved all the world’s problems. Boom.
Grab a zucchini. Or if you have garden-y type friends, I am sure they have given you zucchini. Because everyone who grows zucchini is always trying to get rid of the zucchini.
Riddle me THAT!
Also another secret ingredient in this cake is sour cream…
Sounds like I’m making a stuffed baked potato, doesn’t it?
Anyway, grate up that zucchini…
You’re going to add that right into the batter.
Also chocolate chips…
Spread the batter into a pan…
And when it’s baked it will look like this. Certainly you could stop there.
Or give this cake a chance. With poured frosting. Just like the one I use on my Sunday Chocolate Cake Recipe.
I think the frosting is why this cake is not stuck at the nerd table.
Frosting helps in all aspects of life.
Let the frosting soak into the cake and set up…
Then have a slice or 3.
I’m pretty sure it counts as a serving of vegetables!