August 11, 2009

It's that time of year again...

If you planted a zucchini you have a lot! Well, have I got the recipe for you. I adapted this recipe, that another blogger adapted, and included some spices similar to a recipe my great grandma would make when I was a kid. Her cake was the first time I would even consider eating zucchini cake. Try it...I guarantee you'll love it!

Chocolate Spice Zucchini Cake (GF/CF) (adapted from this page)

Mix together in large bowl, set aside:
3 eggs
1 1/4 c sugar ( I've updated this...and will try 1 c next time (was 2 c in the original recipe, everyone at work seemed just fine with 1 1/4 c!)
3/4 c milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
3/4 c oil
1 T vanilla

Sift together, then add to wet ingredients:
1 tsp salt
1.5 c gluten-free flour blend (ingredients can be found at the link above, works great)
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 c cocoa
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves

2 c zucchini, shredded give or take a bit (I usually use 2 medium zukes)

Once the dry ingredients are mixed in well with the wet ingredients (get rid of those cocoa lumps!), add the zucchini. Pour into greased 13x9 pan and cook at 350 for at least 20 minutes or until done. Take out and cool on a rack. Unlike many gluten-free baked goods, because of the zucchini, this cake will not dry gets moister with age. I actually like it better after a day or two!

Optional: Sprinkle chopped pecans/walnuts, cocoa nibs/chocolate chips on top before baking.


Deryk and Becky said...

Looks delicious. I will have to save this one for later. But dang if everything doesn't have cinnamon in it now that I find I am allergic to it!

Fresh and Feisty said...

Becky - That's terrible! It would taste great without the cinnamon or any of the spices for that matter.

Amy Green (Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free) said...

This is a great recipe. Zucchini is always great in baked goods. Thanks so much for sharing this & participating in Slightly Indulgent Mondays.

Heather @CeliacFamily said...

This is just the recipe I needed! I've been trying to put off the chocolate cravings for days, but it only seems to be intensifying. And, oh my, do I have a lot of zucchini in the house. Perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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