Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

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Are you in the mood to bake a cake? This Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake is a great recipe to try out. Baking a cake can be a very enjoyable activity to do, you not only get to have some fun getting messy in the kitchen, you will have a beautiful, delicious cake to enjoy and share afterward. Usually we see cakes being served for birthdays and other celebrations, but you can make this cake for any occasion. Sometimes its nice to have a little chocolate cake after a nice dinner, and cake recipes like this chocolate chip zucchini cake recipe are perfect for this treat. In moderation, sweets are not a bad thing, its when you eat a lot of desserts and sugary foods that they can impact your health negatively. So just keep in mind to eat your desserts in moderation and you will be fine. You could really dress this cake up for a special occasion too if you wanted to by decorating it with some colourful icing and some pretty flowers or figurines. The cake also looks great just plain and simple with the vanilla icing and chocolate chips on top. It might even remind you of an Oreo cookie.

As with any baking recipe, there are some things to keep in mind if something goes wrong with the finished result. Baking a cake is actually quite a science and all of the ingredients in a recipe have a purpose and a precise measurement. If the measurements of the recipe is off, it could alter the outcome of the cake recipes. Many professional or seasoned bakers suggest weighing out your flour, sugar and other ingredients when baking a cake instead of just using the measuring cups and spoons. Different brands and types of flour weigh out differently, so weighing the ingredients can give you a better idea of how much you need in a recipe. Just like in baking bread, if the cake batter is to watery, you can add in some more flour. When you are adding in flour, make sure you do a small sprinkle and stir, check the consistency, and then add a sprinkle more if it isn't where you want it until you achieve the desired consistency. Checking a cake for doneness is simple, you can insert a toothpick into the centre of the cake and pull it out, if the toothpick comes out clean, your cake is baked thoroughly, if there are still remnants of cake on the toothpick, then you should bake the cake for longer, usually five minutes at a time, and then check it again.

Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake from Inside Bru Crew Life

Ingredients: Brown sugar, sugar, unsalted butter, sour cream, egg, vanilla extrct, zucchini, flour, dark cocoa powder, salt, baking soda miniature chocolate chips, cream cheese, butter, clear vanilla, marshmallow cream, powdered sugar, whipping cream.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 275,Calories from Fat 112, Total Fat 12.4g 19% Saturated Fat 7.9g 40%, Cholesterol 33mg 11%, Sodium 272mg 11%, Potassium 147mg 4%, Carbohydrates 39.2g 13%, Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%, Sugars 28.4g, Protein 3.2g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 4%, Iron 7%

Cooling a cake is also very important before putting the icing on it. If the cake isn't cooled properly, the icing will be really tricky to put on. Make sure your icing is also at room temperature and not to cold and hard or warm and runny. Thank you to Jocelyn from the Inside Bru Crew Life food blog for this awesome zucchini chocolate cake recipe. Try it out for yourself and see how much you like it.***

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