I am in Montana (raised in Washington State) where zucchini plants seem to grow with supernatural strength. When harvest season comes around people are overloaded with their zucchini crops. We have developed all kinds of creative ways to use it up. Among these are zucchini bread and zucchini cake. Then you have the drop a bag zucchini, which is when no one is looking, give them a bag full.
2 1/2 cups Flour
2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 cup Soft Margarine
3 Eggs2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Orange peel
2 cups Grated zucchini
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Chopped nuts (optional)
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ Bundt or 9 x 13
Sift together the first four ingredients, then set aside.
Cream together the margarine, cocoa and sugar.
Add eggs mixing well after each addition. Combine and stir the vanilla, orange peel and zucchini into mixture.
Add dry ingredients alternating with milk, then add chopped nuts if desired. Pour Chocolate Zucchini Cake batter into prepared cake pan and bake.
Cool and drizzle chocolate cake with any glaze.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!