I can’t believe it’s that time of year again: the kids are headed back to school, the mornings and evenings are cooler, and the zucchini in the garden is overflowing!
So what to do with all that zucchini? Well, you could make my healthy and delicious Chocolate Zucchini Brownies. Or, you could also make this equally healthy and delicious Chocolate Zucchini Cake. I suggest you do both! Make the brownies for your kid’s lunches and the cake for your weekend family dessert.
That’s an order.
For my wedding shower, my mom gave me a binder of our family’s favorite recipes, and this cake was in there. I remember enjoying it as a kid, but the original recipe has 1/2 cup of oil and a lot of sugar, so I wanted to make it with less sugar and replace the oil with healthier fat.
Even though this cake uses healthy ingredients, it still turned out nice and moist. I decided to add a dark chocolate glaze by mixing 1/3 cup of melted dark chocolate chips with a tablespoon of melted butter for some extra chocolaty taste, plus my kids love any dessert with “icing!” But please note, I did not include the glaze in the nutritional information as it’s optional.
And FYI…if you plan on sprinkling icing sugar on top, do it BEFORE you put the glaze on…just sayin’.