Tis' the season

  Didn't mean to scare you with that title 
{although let's all admit Christmas is going to be here before we know it!} 
but the season I'm referring too is Zucchini season. It is in full swing at our house right now. We have zucchini coming out of our ears!! Don't get me wrong I love it!  But when you have 10 lying on the kitchen island it's time to share the love.  That's what the girls & I did last night, we took around 8 to some friends & neighbors.
{if you live by me & want one from the next batch leave a comment & we'll deliver you one-soon!} 

I ate my entire Veggie serving {& more} in Chocolate Zucchini Cake yesterday.  I figure it's 1/2 vegetable so it must be ok to eat a ton of right?  
{at least that is what I was telling myself ;)} 

I wanted to share this delicious recipe with all of you so you can get in your veggies for the day too! I got this recipe from one of our neighbors a couple of years ago & it is the most yummy, moist cake ever!! 

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
2 cups. Sugar 
1 tsp. Soda
1 tsp. Salt 
1/2 Cup Cocoa
2-1/2 Cups Flour 
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder 
Sift all together & then add:
3 Eggs 
3 tsp. Vanilla 
2 Cups Grated Zucchini
1 Cup Oil 
1/2 Cup Milk 

Bake for 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes in a pan that has been greased & floured. Cool completely. 
Frost with:  1/4 Cup Butter, 1 tsp. Vanilla, 3 oz. Cream Cheese, 2 Cups Powdered Sugar.  Mix well and spread over the cooled cake. 

 Ta-Dah!  The finished product topped with a tasty cream cheese frosting & served on one of my favorite cake stands just waiting sliced up & devoured. 
{ReMeMBeR- everything looks better served on a cake stand. 
one of Ms. Honeybee's motto's to live by} 
-?Honeybee wants to know- When you bake a cake do you use cake rounds or rectangle baking pans? Just curious. I usually always bake cakes in rounds I think so I can serve them on a cake stand- 

-Goodbye July!  Can't believe it has come & gone so quickly.  Off to take down all my July decor & shake things up a bit for the new month ahead.  I'll be back to show you some peeks inside 4011 of what I put up. 

Have a fantastic day!


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Stephanie said...

I would LOVE some zucchini. I would be willing to come get it if it would be more convenient. We decided a garage was more important than a garden so we havent had any fresh veggies.

Anonymous said...

I always do cake rounds I used your recipe for my b-day cake last year. It was great! I can't wait to see your new decor for the month of August. Inspire me please

;) Angela