Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chocolate Zucchini Cake - yum!

A neighbour at the cottage gave us a zucchini because she has so many of them. She has them planted in our other neighbour Georgia and Bob's veggie garden. I love zucchini cooked and baked and diced into a fresh salad! Don't they look yummy??

My first thought was to bake a zucchini loaf. When Marc told me of the delicious chocolate zucchini cake he'd had once I changed my mind and surprised him with it when he came home from work one day while I was on vacation. Thats what you are supposed to do I think when you feel guilty at being on vacation when your sweetie has to go to work...right? mmhmmmmm...

Here is the recipe if you have some zucchini on hand and are longing for chocolate as well.

When it came time to grease the pan I realized we didn't have a bundt cake pan at the cottage so Georgia (next door) lent me hers. This is the cake out of the oven isn't it a nice pan? She bought if from an Amish store in town.

Here it is glazed....

and this is the thank you we gave Georgia and Bob in return served on a nice paper plate too eh?

It was a yummy cake ...and its a great way to use up excess zucchini. The glaze over it was a really good too.
What is your favourite way to eat zucchini?

Enjoy ...Judi xoxo


Julie said...

Hehehehe,,,can there be a more favoite way to eat zucchini than in chocolate cake?????? lolol.

I like zucchini bread also. I rarely cook it otherwize....strange, eh?

Hmmmmm...good question.

Theresa said...

Well, let's just say that Chocolate Zucchini Cake didn't sound too good... but GIRL, it looks delicious!

I love zucchini and I love chocolate, gotta give this a try! What a wonderful thank you to your neighbor for the use of that GORGEOUS pan:)

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Judi dear! What a lovely visit from you! Yep, orange is not a color that I can wear or dare use in my home deecor expect for MAYBE Thanksgiving, but the TASTE is perfectly summer, and your recipe here is fabulous! Next week, I have a recipe to share that involves lemon.....what fun flavors we all have conjured up! ENJOY! Anita

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

It looks delicious and yes, the pan is very nice. I love zucchini any way you "say" it. And don't offer me a piece of this cake if you don't want to see it disappear. :)

Marilyn said...

Now that is creative!! In past years we've struggled to find ways to use all our zucchini. Not so this year. Try grilling it some time. We just quarter it and drizzle with olive oil and then sprinkle with steak seasoning. Then grill it and dip in Ranch dressing. Hope your week is a good one.


Looks very good! I'll have to find some zucchini at the farmers market and make me a chocolate cake!
Looks like you had a great time in South Beach!
deb :)

Libby said...

Yummmm!!! Looks delicious!! and what a beautiful pan!!!

bj said...

ummm, this looks sooo good. Never have heard of a zucchini cake or bread...doesn't really sound very good...but this ones sure LOOKS good. :)

I use just a little Point and Shoot camera...Canon PowerShot SD50. It's an excellent camera and sold for around 275 to 300. It is out of date now and guess they don't make them...Canon has others, tho. that are great.

Darlene said...

YUM...I looked at the recipe and it sounds DELICIOUS!!! I LOVE zucchini no matter how it is cooked!♥

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