This chocolate zucchini cake is a fabulous dessert perfect for using fresh zucchini!
Summer is slowly coming to a close here and Michigan and fall is on the horizon. Local farms and neighbor's gardens are overflowing with zucchini right now. I have been taking advantage of the bounty as much as I can. Every couple of days I stop at our local farmer's market and pick up at least 4-5 medium size zucchini. I've made dinner. I've made cookies. I've made muffins. I've made cookies. And, I've even made cookies. My most recent and delicious creation was this homemade chocolate zucchini cake. It's moist, chocolatey, delicious and best of all, the kids had NO idea there was zucchini in it. The kids each sneaked a bite before dinner and I caught them going for seconds afterwards. I can't say I blame them as they are GOOD.
The cake only took a few minutes to throw together as I always have baking ingredients on hand. I used my handy cheese and veggie grater to shred the zucchini and then added all the ingredients into one bowl, mixed and baked. The kids can also help out with this recipe as well. My girls love to help in the kitchen and shredding zucchini is perfect for them.
One you bite into this rich dense cake, you'll be sneaking for another piece after the kids go to bed. Perhaps you'll try it with a little vanilla ice cream to really make it melt in your mouth!
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