Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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Do some ingredient combinations like this sweet zucchini dessert surprise you? This zucchini dessert gets its unique flavor and plenty of moistness from the unusual veggie (you got it: zucchini) in this chocolate zucchini cake. Ordinary chocolate cake (if such a thing exists at all) especially when it is made using cocoa powder, can dry out. Adding zucchini improves the moistness, adds a nice level of density, and helps to create a good texture in the cake. All of these things combine to make chocolate zucchini cake a yummy zucchini dessert for your family. And why pretend? It's also a great way to use up all those zucchinis that overrun your garden every summer! So bake up a few of them and freeze them for later use. They are quick to make and taste great even after some time in the freezer.

This zucchini recipe is made from scratch so allow yourself plenty of time to bake it and let the chocolate zucchini cake cool before dinner. You may find that cakes made with zucchini taste better when cooled rather than served warm. It seems to allow the flavors to come together better. This sweet zucchini recipe calls for the chocolate zucchini cake to be baked in a bundt pan, which is a really wonderful and decorative way to present a dessert. It looks pretty and sophisticated and even more so if you have a tall serving stand to set it on once it is iced. This cake is topped with a chocolate glaze that is lightly poured and allowed to drip down and over the edge of the cake. You don’t have to ensure that the glaze covers the entire cake; a bit of cake showing through at the bottom will look fabulous. Your family will appreciate the attention you give to creating this special zucchini recipe, too, and undoubtedly show their thanks by eating one piece, then another and another . . . so be sure to set aside some for (your!) late night snack, too.

This zucchini dessert also calls for whole wheat flour. Sometimes whole wheat flour can nicely underscore the flavor of chocolate. Other complementary flavors for chocolate include espresso or espresso powder. Just a touch will do it. So this chocolate zucchini cake recipe, for example, only includes one-half cup of whole wheat flour, just enough to help showcase the chocolate with the more robust flavor of wheat. Of course, since chocolate in the cake just is not enough for anyone, this cake also has a chocolate glaze poured over the top of it. A glaze, more than a frosting, can make a cake appear elegant and makes it special enough to serve with pride when company has dropped in. Why not try this great chocolate zucchini cake recipe today? We think you'll agree that the unique combination of a zucchini recipe in chocolate cake, underscored by whole wheat flour, produces a moist and delicious dessert. Try it soon. This is one zucchini recipe that your family will ask for time and again. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Mom On Time Out, by following the link below.

Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Zucchini Cake from Mom On Time Out
Ingredients: Zucchini, cocoa powder, butter, eggs, sugar, applesauce, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, chocolate chips, light corn syrup.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 209, Calories from Fat 71, Total Fat 7.9g 12%, Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%, Cholesterol 43mg 14%, Sodium 275mg 11%, Potassium 176mg 5%, Carbohydrates 34.5g 12%, Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%, Sugars 31.3g, Protein 2.6g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 7%, Calcium 3%, Iron 5%

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