Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sneaky Vegetables - Chocolate zucchini cake

chocolate zucchini cake...sneaky sneaky
Sometimes I just love to be sneaky! Especially when it comes to vegetables! There is nothing more satisfying than sneaking vegetables into food, hiding it here and there.

This recipe is definitely one of those more pleasurable sneaky ones. It's a Chocolate Zucchini Cake from the Country Classics cookbook, by the CWA.

Here's the easy recipe:

1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup of cocoa
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg
1 cup grated zucchini
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup choc bits


Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a ring tin. Sift bicarb soda, flour, salt, cinnamon and cocoa together and set aside. Place butter, oil, sugar, orange rind and vanilla together and mix well. Add egg, then mix in zucchini until combined, add dry ingredients and milk. Pour into tin, sprinkle with choc bits and cook for 30 minutes.

Allow to cool and serve with cream or ice cream or on it's own. It is very moist and holds well in kid lunch boxes.


Be Happy, 
Nicola



4 comments:

posiepatchwork said...

Yumbo, sounds so moist & juicey. I'm mean, i never hid vegetables for my children, i made them eat them & know about it. Love Posie

Lizeylou said...

I have never heard of a chocolate zucchini cake but I am loving the sneaky vegies - thanks for sharing!!

Miss Mandy said...

I like that very clever.

My Mummy Daze said...

I love this idea! I'll be giving this one a go. Miss E intermittently announces that she doesn't like vegetables so this is a great idea to have up my sleeve!