National Chocolate Cake Day

What I love about bundt cakes is that if you’re careful with where the icing goes, you can just cut a slice and carry it on your way. Portable cake! Plus bundt cakes always remind me of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It’s too bad I didn’t have a plant to put in the middle of mine.

Instead of making any old chocolate cake, I baked a chocolate zucchini cake. You can’t taste the zucchini but can still tell yourself it’s almost healthy since you’re eating a vegetable. I even had a slice for breakfast 🙂 Strawberry icing worked really well since it lightened up the chocolate and I personally don’t like a choco overload. I made sure to drizzle it on to get a pretty picture, but there just wasn’t enough icing for me so I slathered on a little extra. The bundt doesn’t look as nice, but it definitely tastes better!

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Tips from Experience-ish: The most nerve-wracking part of  baking a cake is probably getting it out of the pan. I suggest greasing the inside with butter or cooking spray, sprinkling with flour, and tapping out the excess. Otherwise you might have pieces instead of a whole beautiful cake, and no one wants that!

The original recipe was found here at CompleteRecipes.com

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded zucchini

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour your bundt pan.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, oil, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add in the eggs.

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  3. Stir in the sour cream alternately with the flour. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. When fully melted, mix into the batter.

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  4. Fold in the shredded zucchini.

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  5. Add the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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  6. Allow to cool slightly then remove from pan. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

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  7. Add some icing if it strikes your fancy!

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  8. Enjoy!

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