Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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Treat yourself to a Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe. Zucchini is a nutritious and delicious veggie that grows entirely out of control each year in the gardens that most of us have. And it is always fun to watch it grow, until it starts to get away on you! Then the question becomes what to do with all the zucchini. Adding veggies to sweets such as cakes and loaves is a longstanding practice, likely begun when cooks had their back yard gardens over run with veggies and did not know what to do with them. Hiding them in cakes and cookies and breads and other recipes turned out to be a great option. As well, in many instances, the addition of the veggie (or sometimes, fruit) really improved the taste and texture of the loaf or cake that was being made. Zucchini is one such veggie that adds real texture and moistness to a cake recipe when it is added in. And there are always plenty of zucchinis being offered for free in the summer time! So take advantage and try out this triple chocolate zucchini cake and see how you like the combination.

Adding a veggie such as zucchini to a chocolate cake recipe is a great idea. Chocolate cake can be a very dry cake, if something such as buttermilk or oil is not added in to the recipe to help it retain moistness. Zucchini adds plenty of moistness and some great texture to chocolate cake, without interfering with the rich flavor of the chocolate. This cake recipe gets its triple chocolate by putting cocoa in the cake recipe itself, and adding two types of chocolate chips to the icing. That is plenty of chocolate and loads of rich flavor. The cake is made with oil, so that ensures a moist cake, especially with the zucchini added in. The zucchini also adds some fiber as well as great nutrition in terms of vitamins and minerals in to this cake. Of course, the chocolate is also a good addition for nutrition. So are the eggs and milk that also form part of this recipe. So although there is plenty of sugar, there are also great ingredients that you can be happy to give the kids.

This is a great cake that is made entirely from scratch. The oil and zucchini will ensure that the cake is plenty moist and does not dry out from the chocolate cocoa, always a concern with chocolate cake. The double chocolate in the frosting means that the topping will be very rich and delicious. Serve this with coffee mid day for a real pick me up.

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