Saturday, August 30, 2008

Zucchini Bikini--Chocolate Cake Sounds Better

Like Bill Cosby you can consider cake to be a nutritious start to the day because this one has a vegetable in it:

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

 Cream together:

¾ C.    oil
2 C.     sugar
3          eggs 
Add and mix:

2 tsp.    vanilla
½ C.    cocoa powder
1 T.      baking powder
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp.    salt
1 tsp.    cinnamon
2 tsp.    orange zest (Option: a few drops of orange oil like for candy-making may be substituted.
½ C.    milk
2 C.     grated zucchini
2 ½ C. flour (Option: substitute 1 C. whole wheat flour for 1 C. white flour.)
Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
 Chocolate Frosting

 4 ¾ C. powder sugar
½ C.    cocoa powder
½ C.    margarine or butter, softened
1/3 C.  boiling water
1 tsp.    vanilla
Mix powdered sugar and cocoa. Add margarine, boiling water, and vanilla.  Beat with mixer on low till combined.  Beat for 1 minute on medium speed.  Cool for about 20 minutes till spreading consistency.  Drizzle or spread over top and down sides of bundt.


  1. I made this cake for Sunday - it was a HIT! Even bigger than all the Marie Calendar pies.

  2. It's about the only way I can get my kids to eat zucchini though I don't think it will count as one of those five a day.