I love gardening time!

I love picking all the veggies three feet from my door.

So when I finally had some zucchini ready to pick, I wanted to do something “special” with them.

This is what I came up with.

I combined two different recipes to get this sweet, moist cake. To me, it tastes just like a Texas sheet cake with a touch of added spice.

I did NOT tell my husband or daughter that it had zucchini in it (because if I had they would not have taken a bite!).

And ya know what? They loved it!

Note: It makes (1) 9×13 pan, plus (1) 9×9 pan. So it is perfect for a pot luck. Or make a pan to take to a friend.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

2 C. shredded zucchini

1/2 tsp. salt

2 1/2 C. flour

1/4 C. cocoa

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cinnamon

3 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla – (or use cold coffee)

2 C. sugar

1 C. margarine

1 C. water

1/2 C. sour cream

Preheat your oven to 350.

Start by heating up the water, cocoa and margarine until margarine is melted and the cocoa is well mixed. I usually place it in the microwave for a minute. Stir and repeat if needed. Pour the mixture into the mixing bowl. Add in the sour cream,vanilla (or coffee), sugar and eggs. Beat well for 1 minute. Next add the zucchini, salt, cinnamon, soda and flour. Mix on low speed for a minute, then med. speed for another minute.

Lightly spray your pans, then spread batter evenly in each pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until center is cooked through.

Let cool before frosting.

I used the Texas sheet cake frosting recipe and added in a dash of cinnamon.

Fresh garden baking,

Lark

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