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Chocolate and Zucchini isn’t just a great Blog

September 12, 2009 at 6:33 am | Posted in Baseball, Cakes, Dessert, Vegetables | 78 Comments
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Last night I witnessed history.  I knew it was coming, as did everyone who pays even the slightest attention to the Yankees and/or MLB, but it was still exciting to see it happen live, on a cold, rainy night against the Baltimore Orioles…specifically, a young rookie pitcher named Chris Tillman.  Something tells me Tillman didn’t mind giving up that hit, as he is now firmly embedded in Yankee AND baseball history forever, no matter where his career ends up.

jeter_breaks_record       Photo courtesy NY Daily News

Derek Jeter broke a record that Lou Gehrig held for seven decades…surpassing Lou’s record of 2,721 hits and ending the night at 2,723 hits.  Granted, he did it with A LOT more at bats than Lou, but it’s still an amazing feat, and one that will immortalize him (although his Yankee legend immortality is already sealed in gold) in baseball history and the HOF until someone surpasses him. But we’ll all be 6 feet under, beneath cars that fly and vacations on the moon, by the time that occurs!

jeter_salutes_crowd       Photo courtesy NY Times

It’s so amazing how far he’s come during his years in the Pinstriped ‘show’.  A skinny, shy rookie shortstop back in 1995, who just so happened to get ‘lucky’ when Tony Fernandez, the starting Yankee SS that year, went on the DL, spurring the Yanks to call him up from the minors. He soon blossomed from a solid shortstop with great leadership skills and many intangibles (I think the word ‘intangibles’ and the name ‘Derek Jeter’ were interchangeable for quite a few years), to Captain and first ballot HOF’er!

Congrats, Captain Clutch – you have given me and millions of Yankee fans so many amazing moments to remember and cherish the past 14 years, and we’re looking forward to more – especially this coming post season.  The Yanks are Juggernauts this season, and I’m actually shocked when they lose a game.  I haven’t seen a Yankee team like this since ’04 (Uhh, up until Games 4,5, 6 & 7 of the ALCS – CRINGE.).

OK, could I end this post without something yummy?  Hell no, so here’s something fudgy with an ingredient you’d never know was in it.  Errr, why do I make statements like that when it’s in the title and there’s a big photo of it below? I suppose you could say I need to fill up space?

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Because I’ve been out of  the ‘loop’ for some time, I thought I would miss out on my usual August haul of zucchini that friends, neighbors, acquaintances etc..pawn off on as many people they can.  Last week, I found a bag with two zukes, a cuke, and a yellow squash (photo above) in my fridge.  I looked around for intruders, or burglars who trade off zucchini and vegetables for cash and jewelry, or maybe some neighborhood weirdo who breaks into people’s homes in a desperate attempt to rid him/herself of the bounty of zucchini that has taken over his/her garden.

Zucchini Claus?

Well, no scary intruders, no thieves, and no need to leave out a glass of milk and a plate of cookies, although the former would pair quite well with what I made.

The culprit was finally revealed later on that evening. My sister and her husband have suddenly developed bright green thumbs and turned out quite a vegetable garden this past summer.

The moistest, fudgiest triple chocolate yogurt zucchini cake you will ever have!

Naturally, I’m always looking for new ways to use the annual bounty of zucchini, but I always end up making the usual suspects; zucchini bread, fried zucchini, and gazpacho.  Yes, there are dozens and dozens of ways to incorporate zucchini into many recipes, but I just never bothered.  The above are always quick and easy, and frankly, zucchini doesn’t really excite me (Okay, get your minds out of the gutter!).

During a late night of food blog surfing, I came across a hunk of fudgy goodness by Em at The Repressed Pastry Chef.  She found this recipe at King Arthur, but changed the frosting to a simple, but perfect, chocolate ganache.  Me likey, so me takey!

Let me tell you, this is one the moistest chocolate cakes I’ve ever had the pleasure of sinking my teeth into, and as usual, my taste testers agreed.  I could see the counter top through my glass baking dish within a 24-hour period.  Holy fudginess, Batman!  Who would ever think zucchini is the key to the moist, fudgy texture?  It’s completely invisible in every sense – you cannot see it, taste it, or feel it on your tongue.  SO, the next time you’re stuck with a load of zucchini, get out the chocolate and bake this!  You won’t be disappointed, not even a little bit!

The moistest, fudgiest triple chocolate yogurt zucchini cake you will ever have!

Before I get to the recipe, THE GYM STORY.  When I started my outpatient Physical Therapy 2 months ago at the cool gym I’ve mentioned in prior entries, it’s the Physical Therapy assistants who are in charge of leading you to the gym, setting you up with the machines and  weights, etc, until you get used to your assigned routine.  One day, after finishing all of my exercises in th PT room, the PT assistant started to walk with me into the gym,  Up to this point, I had yet to walk without holding onto something, so she held out her hand for me to hold, rather than us walking back to retrieve my quad cane.

As we walked and talked (I felt like a Mommy walking with her little girl, since she’s like 5″2′, and I’m 5″7′), without realizing it, our arms and hands dropped and we were holding hands like a couple instead of my using her hand for support.  I was floored, as it was THE moment I discovered I could finally ‘freakin’ walk, since we were just holding hands, without support, as we walked and talked.

The noisy gym goes eerily silent, the abundance of men slowing down on the treadmills, and steppers, the bell like clanking of weights hitting the floor…interrupting my moment of mobile euphoria.  I looked up and noticed heads whipping around like meerkats sensing a meerkat meal in the planning….completely focused on us. I could almost hear the shwings.

The moistest, fudgiest triple chocolate yogurt zucchini cake you will ever have!

They thought we were a couple.

We just blew it off, and I excitedly basked in my ability to walk without any aid at all.  When I sat down on the seat of the leg press, there were big cheesy grins abound and a few attempts at small talk.  As I type this, I’m realizing it’s not sounding as funny as it actually was, so I guess I’ll have to chalk it up to one of those ‘you had to be there’ moments.  What is it with guys seeing two women making any kind of physical contact and construing it as sexual?  Believe you, me, I think I’ve heard just about every answer to that question, but it still amuses me.

UPDATE:  A pinner who made this, @CynthiaSawyer, substituted unsweetened apple sauce for the oil and said it was incredible and very moist, so if you want to cut more fat out, try it!

Note – According to some readers, this cake is amazing with Gluten Free flour too!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
adapted from King Arthur Flour

Ingredients
1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) butter
1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) vegetable oil (or unsweetened apple sauce)
1 2/3 cups (12 ounces) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (4 ounces) Greek yogurt or sour cream
2 1/2 cups (10 1/2 ounces) AP Flour
3/4 cup (2 1/4 ounce) Dutch-process cocoa
2 teaspoons espresso powder, optional, but it enhances the flavor of the chocolate
2 1/2 to 3 cups shredded zucchini (about one 10-inch zucchini –  12 ounces)
1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache Topping
6 oz heavy cream
9 oz chopped chocolate (semi-sweet or milk)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly coat a 9″ x 13″ pan with baking spray

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, oil, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until each is incorporated.

3. Stir in the sour cream or yogurt alternately with the flour, starting and ending with the flour. Stir in the cocoa and espresso powder, mixing until smooth. Finally, fold in the zucchini and 1 cup of chocolate chips.

4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for 35 – 40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and cool on a rack.

5. To prepare the frosting, heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chips. Wait 3-5 minutes then stir to combine. It may take a few minutes of stirring for the ganache to come together… but it will.  It will thicken as it cools… when warm (but not hot) pour over cake and smooth with offset spatula. Allow frosting to set for about 30 minutes before serving… or not.

Whoops, I almost forgot!  As I mentioned in my last entry, I received two more awards.  Well, I received another two this past week.  Another Lovely Blog award from Singing Horse at The Peacable Kingdom and a Lemonade award from Sophie at Foodiefiles.  Since I haven’t yet passed on the other Lovely Blog award from Anula at Anula’s Kitchen, and the Kreative Blogger Award from Laura at Tiramisu, I’ll take care of all of that now.   Thank you all – it’s incredibly sweet and flattering.

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I’m going to stick with 13 for now, and pass on another 13 in my next entry.

1. Jackie at Pham Fatale
2. Kitty at Fahrenheit 350
3. Vibi at La Casserole Carree
4. Sara and Nick at I’m a Food Blog
5. Alana at Eating from the Ground Up
6. Maris at In Good Taste
7. Ingrid (my girl) at 3B’s….Baseball, Baking & Books
8. Katrina at Baking and Boys!
9. Pru at The Fashionable Foodie
10. asti at Ice Tea: Sugar High
11. Inbal at The Cookie Fairy
12. Lori at Lori’s Lipsmacking Goodness                                                                          13. Palidor at Crazy Asian Gal

On to the Kreative Blogger Award, plus ‘7 Things About Me’  – Do you really want to know?  (This is a requirement that comes with this award prior to passing it on) lol

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7 ‘Boring’ things about me:

1.  I’m super sensitive and cry easily – couldn’t hurt a fly, LITERALLY.  I try and catch them in lieu of killing them!  Don’t even get me started on the mice I’ve tried to nurse back to health after my cats have had their way with them and left them as a ‘gift’ for me.
2. Although I don’t cook it this way for others, I prefer my broccoli overcooked, like olive colored overcooked.
3. I love warm rainy days in the spring and summer.  There’s a certain ambiance to them, not to mention the scent of flowers opening up for a drink.
4. Speaking of flower scents, the scent of lilacs intoxicate me.
5. I love classical music, symphonies, and ballet..and the music goes well with #3 above. On the flip side, I also love really hard, classic rock – harps to head banging.
6. A very cute lead singer of a well-known rock band came on to a me and a friend back in the mid 90’s.  We passed.  I sort of wish..oh, nevermind.
7. Using fake documents to get an authentic Massachusetts driver’s license in college, since our fake ID’s weren’t working, has come back to haunt me the past several years.  My ‘fake’ birth date has inundated every agency, company known to man…and I’m STILL trying to fix the problem!  Karma – but hey, I was a kid!

I’m passing this award to..

1. Audax Artifex aka my ‘Drano’ at Audax Artifex
2. Chrystal and Amir at The Duo Dishes
3. Elra at Elra’s baking
4. Elle at Feeding My Enthusiasms
5. Arlette at Phoenician Gourmet
6. Marika at Madcap Cupcake
7. Barbara at Barbara Bakes

Finally, the Lemonade award.  I honestly don’t know what it means or stands for, but it’s  pretty and quite charming, so I’ll be thinking of that as I pass it on to these eight bloggers..

Lemon

1. Simone at Junglefrog Cooking
2. Y at Lemonpi
3. Shelly at Musings From a Fishbowl
4. Natasha at 5 Star Foodie
5. Natashya at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies
6. Olga at Mango & Tomato
7. Nikki at Art and Lemons
8. Dharm at Dad ~ Baker & Chef

All three awards were passed on to each person for various reasons, but if I try to explain them, it’ll turn this entry into a novel.  You know me, I start writing, and I can’t stop!  To everyone I passed these awards on to, please know I have great reasons to have done so, ones that would send your blog ego’s flying.  Enjoy!

 

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  1. Guys are hard-wired differently… they’re missing some gray matter which causes them to interpret platonic gestures as sexual innuendos. ;-) That is a great gym story. You are an exceptional woman and very inspirational. The zucchini cake looks incredibly fudgy! Even fudgier than a fudge brownie.

  2. I suck at baseball, as I grew up without it and somehow don’t get it, but I felt your excitement.

    I have loads of zucchini too, and I might try this cake too.

    Congratulations of your rehab milestone! I have been there and every little thing makes you so happy! Ice it!

  3. Yeah, guys are odd like that. Anyways, I’m so glad you got to see that game, I’m sure it was unbelievable =D. The cake looks absolutely delicious as well!

  4. That cake looks really scrumptious and so fudgy! What wonderful moisture!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  5. The first time I heard about zucchini and chocolate, my first reaction was “eeeww.” But when I tried it, I was wowed, and so was everyone who tasted the resulting cake – and nobody could guess what the secret ingredient was! However, as moist as my cake was, yours looks so much more luscious! Definitely a recipe I need to try!

  6. I made some chocolate zucchini muffins, but they weren’t nearly as moist as your cake looks! YUM! I’ll have to give it a go because zucchini abounds! :) Glad the physical therapy is going well:)

  7. That’s an amazing achievement by Derek Jeter, he is such a significant part of the Yankees team. The chocolate zucchini cake look so luscious and wonderful!

  8. Hi Lis!
    Thanks very much for the award!
    I cannot be more flattered and proud :)
    I’m glad you like my blog although it’s written in a foreigner language
    And least I can read your fabulous easily, hehe.

    And speaking of translation-
    You put the blog’s name incorrect- it’s called “The cookie fairy”-
    I know it’s not your fault because google translator make it into “faith cookies”, I guess it have probs with Hebrew, hehe
    Or it have some faith in me :P

    I also enjoy very much your fabulous blog, it’s amazing!
    Thanks again dear!

    Inbal

  9. The chocolate and zucchini cake looks incredibly moist. I’ve never made nor tasted it before but it’s definitely on my to do list now.

    Thanks so much for the award, I’m blushing. :)

  10. Wahoo on the fancy walking! I’m cheering across the internet! And thanks for the award… totally honored and stuck with a smile for the rest of the day. And I must admit I’m struck with an urge to make a chocolate cake- you seem to have that power over me. But I only have turnips… somehow I don’t think that would make a very good substitution.

  11. Thank you much Lisa, it’s always so fun receiving an award. Means a lot to me. Thank you for thinking of me when passing this award!

    What a fun facts Lisa. Ummmmh, on that number 7, really? naughty … naughty! I hope you will be able to fix it soon.

  12. You know I don’t like chocolate but that really does look VERY good! So rich and sinful! :)

    Go Jeter!

    Thanks so much for the award Lisa and for not tell us exactly why you passed it along. :P
    ~ingrid

    • You know i don’t like dark chocolate either, and I liked this cake! As for the latter comment..BRAT! LOL ;D

  13. Thank you so much Lisa, for mentionning my blog in your award listing… I’m very flattered.

    I’m discovering your blog today, with great pleasure… but I’ll surely be back, to see what you’re up to in the future.

    Until then, keep on the great work!

  14. Can’t comment on the Jeter reference. You know, being a Red Sox fan and all. Just wouldn’t seem right. But I WILL comment on this delicious looking cake. Now, that’s something I think we can agree on! ;)

    How fabulous sneaking in vegetable like that with no hint of it. Perfect. And not only that, the cake looks incredibly inviting. I so want a slice right now.

  15. I’m so honored that you thought of me for an award! I enjoyed learning a little bit about you! The chocolate zucchini cake looks fabulous!

  16. I have baked a lot with zucchini but have not used it in a chocolate cake. Something in me, said,”no.” I was wrong. I admit it. One look at that cake, I have to make it. It looks more chocolatety (is that a word?) than most chocolate cake and your description of it means, no one will be able to tell when I don’t let my friends in, on the secret, until after they finish it.

  17. Thanks! Your such a sweetie for giving me the lemonade award! I’ve never managed to work out baseball… I know balls, strikes bases but yet cant comprehend the game. They’ve started showing a little bit over here. Cricket I understand fully – go figure how I can work out cricket but not baseball huh!! I DO know however who Lou Gehrig is and this chap thats broken his record must be super. I have to try this Zuke and Choc cake….

  18. Lisa, thank you so much for giving me a lemonade award, how wonderful! And congrats on all of your well-deserved awards!

  19. Thank you Lisa. Very sweet of you to think of me and I appreciate it.

    BTW have I mentioned that my husband and I did our “first date” to watch the Yankees game at a bar and grill. Although I wasnt so focused on it as I was on him.

    And so funny I am about to post this same recipe. I did it as well. I saw it on a blog who saw it on Repressed Pastry Chef. and wow did that baby disappear fast. Was so moist and lovely.

  20. Thank you! I can’t wait to pass this on, and display it proudly on my blog! I love zucchini cake and I have to admit I’ve made this cake on more than one occasion and did not share it with anyone!!

  21. Lisa Michelle, thank you so much! I’m so honoured that you like my blog. I’ll post the award the next time I post. :)

  22. the cake looks fabulous!! Congrats on all of your recent awards!!

    Congrats on the others too!

  23. I think your cake looks de-lish!
    Men!
    Thanks for the lovely blog award! That’s awesome!

  24. Thank you so much for the award!!!!!!!!!
    that cake looks awesome: I actually have some zucchinis sitting in my refrigerator, but don’t have the energy to bake ;(

  25. Oh Yum! I’m in love with ganache, I’ll use it any day over a fudge frosting, mmmmmm….

    I’ve yet to try using baby marrow (zucchini) in something sweet but I can imagine it really is just the perfect thing to make something super moist ’cause it’s fairly bland by itself, I’ll have to give this one a try!

    I do love the gym story, you’re right, guys have “possible girl on girl” radar. Kinda like Doc in “Scrubs” lol!

  26. Dear Lisa

    I cannot thank you enough for thinking that I deserve this award… I am honored and proud and very happy. I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart… thank you.

    Your cake is awesome…and so deliciously yummy.
    I made some Zucchini Breads for the Market on Friday , the customers kept asking for it, usually I don’t do the same dessert twice, I like to change from week to week….. My experience with Zucchini is limited to Lebanese Savoury dishes, we only have the marrow Zucchini in Lebanon…

    I have to try this recipe even my fussy eater will love it with all the chocolate on top….
    Thanks again my friend…I love your spirit though I don’t understand the game 100%, I can feel the excitement you lived…

  27. Well of course Jeter was gonna break the record with that swing of his but what I find amazing with all the great Yankee teams they never had a 3000 hit player – give Jeter two years – Go Sox. As for the gym incident no comment :). Cake looks great and I am curious if thats the same recipe I recall of some brownies I ate in college way back when. Get well soon!

  28. wow! A lot of rewards…you are popular!
    And what a great, rich, moist zucchini cake! yum!

  29. My goodness, that cake looks so moist! Truly decadent, you would never know that vegetables lurked in it.
    Congratulations on all your awards, and thank you so much for thinking of me!

  30. Thank you so much for the award!!! It’s so sweet of you to think of me! I loved the gym story, and as a former gym rat I can totally imagine the looks the guys gave you two! I’m so excited or you that you could walk alone – that is such an exciting improvement, way cooler than Jeter’s record breaker (though that is pretty cool, too!).

  31. I think you’re photos were fine, as in VERY good, Lisa, ya dum dum! :) You know I luv yu and think you are waaaaaaaaay to hard on yourself.

    Hey, you broke your lens a THIRD time? Yeah, I think the camera gods are trying to tell you something.
    ~ingrid

  32. Thanks for the award! You’ve actually given all of us a gift with that cake. :)

  33. Thanks for the award Lisa! Much appreciated! I am trying to catch up with all blogposts that have been written in the last three weeks so I have still a looooot of reading to do!

  34. Hi, I just popped over from 5 Star’s Blog and so glad I did! First, I’m delighted to find another Yankee fan in the world of food blogging and second … this cake looks divine! Congrats on being back on your feet as well. :)

  35. I just made zucchini cupcakes with chocolate chunks. Definitely a great combination. This cake looks so fudgy and luscious!

  36. I love this cake! Perfect for my chocolatey tooth!

  37. Lisa,

    I’m quite flattered, thank you for the lemonade award. Perhaps I’ll make a celebratory lemon cocktail or two later to toast your recent awards and success getting back on your feet! Congrats…

    I too was thinking about making chocolate zucchini cake (cupcakes) from a recipe I read in a recent issue of Gourmet. After reading your post, it’s now at the top of my ‘to bake list’.

  38. Mmm . .. That cake really does look delish.

    And, Jeter, wow! My husband and I started dating when Jeter was Rookie of the Year. I remember waiting on line at the old stadium for soemthing like 8 hours for world series tickets. Seems like yesterday . . .

  39. Thanks Lisa! You are such a sweetie, and that cake looks great! I bookmarked it for next year’s zucchini bounty.

  40. I usually don’t post on Blogs but ya forced me to, great info.. excellent! … I’ll add a backlink and bookmark your site.

  41. Hey Lisa, its me A from A&N…after ages, I guess…
    I couldn’t see it live since I don’t live in the area so I don’t have YES, but I certainly felt happy about it! DJ has been the face of the Yankees for quite sometime now and will continue to be so for quite sometime. One of the classiest guys in the game.

    I hope you’re watching the playoffs. N rolls her eyes every time I yell at the TV :) I like the way we’re playing this year. The pitching has been good and the bullpen has been pretty good too. I just wish the bottom of our order produced more Damon has homered as I’m writing this response to give us a 7-1 lead.

    That A-Rod guy has been pretty good too, hasn’t he ;)

    Go Yankees :)

  42. One’s health depends on what is in the eating. if he eats healthy foods, he must be a healthy person. but if he ate carelessly, fat, sweet, and others that are not healthy dose of that much, then surely he would be unhealthy.

  43. I’ve never wanted to try a chocolate zucchini cake until now. That looks gorgeous.

    • I hope you try it! You’d never know the zucchini is in there…it just adds moisture. Everyone thinks it’s just an amazing chocolate fudge cake. :)

  44. I made this cake, and it is SOOOOO good!! I left off the ganauche, and it is still very moist and chocolaty! Love this recipe. One of my new favorites!

    • I’m so glad you like it, Heidi..it’s one of our favorites too! We look forward to the zucchini haul every year now! :)

  45. Mine turned out dry :( Wonder why???

    • Did you follow everything as written, Ashlee, or did you change something or bake it a little longer? Did you use the ganache glaze? I’ve never had one turn out dry, nor has anyone else I know who made it. We need to backtrack to figure this out :)

      • For anyone who is reading these comments ‘Ashlee’ turned out to be another food blogger who didn’t even bake the cake. This cake was very popular on pinterest, so I suppose this person wanted to sabotage the recipe. Initially, I deleted it when I didn’t receive a reply, but restored it when I found out who it was. I’m shocked and saddened because I was a fan of this person.
        ————–

        That said..trust me, unless it’s overbaked, there’s no way this cake will ever turn out dry! :)

  46. We had a movie night last night (still cleaning up!) and I made this cake. There were 5 of us..and it’s ALL GONE! My friends husband actually scooped out the remaining crumns with a spoon! This is the best zucchini AND chocolate cake all of us have ever had! Thank you for this recipe, Lisa!

    • Wow, Anna..I’m thrilled that you all loved it! I’ve been known to spoon out the crumbs too!

  47. Never made ganache before. Put it on shortly before serving my crowd won’t be doable. If I were to pour it on three hours before or even the night before would it ruin the cake?

    • April, you can pour it on right before serving..it will be a like warm fudge sauce – people love it!. BUT, yes, you can do it way ahead of time. If you do, the ganache will set like a creamy sheet of frosting. Let it come to room temperature before serving,…or you can serve it cold too :)

  48. […] Chocolate Zucchini Cake Adapted from Parsley, Sage & Sweet […]

  49. […] crazy for chocolate cake, I think you will like this one)  I got the original recipe from Parsley, Sage and Sweet.  I made a couple of changes for my family’s taste.  If you want to see the original recipe […]

  50. Oh! My! This has to be the best chocolate cake I have ever made. I used GF flour (because we are gluten free) and it still worked! Thank you thank you thank you. ~ (Sorry about the auto-avatar, it’s definitely not a good reflection of the joy of this recipe)

    • So glad you liked it, Tres and thrilled that it worked well with Gluten Free flour! I’ll have to add that as a note to the recipe :) As for the avatars, I never pay attention LOL

  51. That looks like a cucumber instead of a zucchini in one of your photos. ???

    • Hi, Becki :) Cucumbers and zucchini kind of look alike, but you can tell the difference by the by the color since zucchini is usually a darker green and cucumbers have bumpier skin. The photo was of what was left in the bag in my fridge when I spoke of my discovery – one cucumber, two zucchini, and one yellow squash. The cucumber is on top with the bumpy skin, the zucchini beneath it. Good eye! I added it to the post so no one gets confused.

  52. My sister and I have been debating this all summer. Maybe you know…Can yellow squash be substituted for zucchini? It seems like people almost use the words interchangeably. We have TONS of yellow squash. Can that be used in your cake recipe? Ideas?? Thank you!

    • HI, Jennett! Absolutely! But, yellow squash is a little drier than zucchini, so I would go for the smaller, tender yellow squash, and maybe increase the yogurt or oil by 2 tablespoons :)

      • We finally have an answer! : ) Thank you so much!

      • You’re welcome! Let me know how it turns out if you can!

      • Hopefully I’ll get a change to try it out this week. I’ll let you know how it goes!

      • Awesome! Thank you, Jennett!

  53. I’m so in love with this cake!!! I did halve the recipe and bake in an 8×8 pan. Turned out so delicious and moist!!!!

    • I’m so glad you loved it, Victoria! I need to make only half next time so I don’t end up eating 13 x 9 of cake all by myself, in two days, the last time I made it!

  54. Could I bake this in a bunt pan? Would you recommend the same exact recipe, measurements, time, and temp.??

  55. Yeah, bundt

    • Oh, I always spell it bunt then realize I forgot the d when it’s too late lol That said, Elizabeth.. yes, you can absolutely convert this recipe to a bundt pan. The only change will be the baking time, which will be longer. Keep checking with a skewer when it passes the time in the recipe :)

  56. Thanks so much, can’t wait!

    • You’re welcome!

  57. What is dutch-process cocoa? Can I just used unsweetened cocoa powder?

  58. Have you had anyone sub the AP flour with almond flour? If so, what was the result? I can’t even use the GF flour.

    Thanks!

    • Hi, Allison :) I haven’t yet had anyone tell me they subbed Almond Flour in this recipe, but with experience in making pure almond flour cakes, I think I can highly recommend it! It will be chewier in that almond flour sort of way, but I can’t imagine that being a negative! In fact, I think I might give it a shot myself!


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