Wednesday, July 30, 2008

got zucchini?

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I made Chocolate-Zucchini Cake to bring to work today. It's so good! Don't let the 3 cups of sugar fool you...it's not too sweet at all. Click here for the recipe. I left out the pecans because I don't like nuts in baked goods. If you've never had chocolate zucchini cake before I should tell you that you can't taste the zucchini, it just makes it moist. This cake is moist inside but has a crunchy outside...perfection! I think it would be better with some chocolate chips thrown in the batter because more chocolate is always a good thing! This will be the last baking I do for awhile...I just joined Nutrisystem!

40 comments:

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ahhh, the "farewell to food" cake,huh? Good Luck!! And give us a
real review on the NS food, I have
heard such different reports on their food I don't know what's true.

M ^..^

Shelia said...

Afternoon, Cindy! Yum! I'm going to print our your recipe as this looks so delicious! Hope all is going well with you
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I love zucchini cake and bread!! DELICIOUS! I will be trying this recipe, thank you so much! You always have something wonderful to share Cindy. Thank you!

Hugs,
Amy

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I forgot to say, I hate nuts in baked goods too! You are the first person I have met that also feels that way!! :)

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Oh bummer ... no more cakes? I shall scroll back through your earlier posts when I need a fix. ; ) Good luck on NS.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi Cindy!

The zucchini bread looks delicious, and I love chocolate! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us!

Smiles...

Beverly

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Looks soooo good! I also don't like nuts in any baked goods, I see Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said the same thing, I'll pick them out or not eat it at all! Good luck with your diet, have you ever tried Jenny Craig? Their food is actually pretty good.
Hugs~Kelly

Pink Slippers said...

I have had it before..and you are right it is delicious. I do not have the recipe though so I will try your. Have you had zucchini pita? Yum too! Thank you.

lisa said...

Cindy ~

The cake looks and sounds absolutely yummy. I agree you can never have enough chocolate. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Joanne Kennedy said...

Yum! Another one of your great recipes I can try. This looks great.

Good luck on the diet. I always get so upbeat and excited when I try to lose weight and I do good for awhile then I cave in. I have a feeling you are the type to make it though.

Big hugs,
Joanne

Kathleen Grace said...

Now that's the way I like to get my veggies! I love CHocolate zuchini cake:>)

Christine said...

Wow, very good and very good!

Christine said...

Wow, very good and very good! Also, my husband does not like nuts in baked goods either,and I LOVE zucchini cake, and a chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! MAYBE YOU WILL FIND A LOW CAL VERSION OF THIS CAKE!?

CONNIE said...

I never tried zucchini cake before. I'll definitely give this a try as my boss just gave me a huge one from her garden. Thanks.

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Hi Cindy,
The cake looks great. Good luck on the NS. I went on it a little over a year ago with a friend. The first week's hard, but after that - it's a piece of cake ;)
xo~Tracie

Brenda Kula said...

It looks so good! I've been through LA Weight Loss, Jenny Craig, and Weight Watchers. I always seem to fall off the wagon. But about five years ago I managed to top 200 lbs. That was scary. I now weigh about 160, and as long as I can hold it to just under that, I tell myself to count my blessings! Menopause, you know! I know I need to lose more, but I'm not going to be unrealistic about my meds, etc.
Brenda

Laura said...

Ahhh...nutrisystem on QVC got me, too. lol Love your blog!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

That looks So yummy! We DO have zucchini we need to use as a matter of fact.. BIG monsters!

I don't like nuts in baked stuff either... cookies, brownies, or non baked like ice cream. I don't like one texture interfering with another, lol!

Best wishes with Nutrisystem Cindy. You'll hafta get a weight loss ticker like mine so we can all watch your progress!
Nikki

Angie said...

i don't like nuts in baked goods either...yucko! i do like them on my ice cream though..hehe. good luck with your new eating plan..i saw the commercial for marie osmond this morning..she looks terrific!

~Angie

Charlotte said...

This looks heavenly. However I would put the nuts in. I'm just nuts about nuts.

Rhondi said...

Chocolate zucchini cake sounds very good. I haven't heard of it before. I'm going to have to try it!
Are you going to be on RMS any time soon? I keep watching.
Hugs, Rhondi

judicreations said...

Hi Cindy
That cake looks fabulous! I just made some zucchini relish today and posted about it on my blog. I have zucchini left over so I am going to have to save it to make that cake. With or without the chocolate zucchini is yum!
Thank you for the recipe!
Judi

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Cindy , you need to try one more cake before you start your weight loss program . I have it on my blog now .......it is called
Peanut Butter Fudge Cake , it has 2 cups of reese cups in it and a whole lot more calories too. Whew it is so-o-o-o rich !

Sweetie said...

You've come up with another winner. I've never tried chocolate zucchini cake but I will now. In our area zucchini squash is in abundance. I grate it and freeze two cups in each bag. It's especially nice for the holiday season.

You have the gift of many talents!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ah the perfect way to get my chocoholic little man to eat his veggies.

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Wow! What a great way to get rid of all those zukes in the garden! I'll definitely be trying this recipe.

Picket said...

I love zucchini cake...I make it with the cream cheese icing and it tastes like carrot cake....I will have to try this chocolate version! Thanks girl and good luck with your diet!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Oh my ....how timely....I do have zucchini and was looking for a receipe....thanks ...I am making this tomorrow for a birthday celebration......

Judy said...

it looks delicious Cindy. Thank you for sharing.

Dolly said...

Yummy....
I just picked 3 zucchini from the garden today!
We fried one for dinner and hubby wants zucchini bars tomorrow! I am going to surprise him with this cake next!
It looks delish!

Thanks Cindy,
Hugz, Dolly

Blissful Nikki said...

ok, so I totally have to have this!! I love zucchini bread, but have never had zucchini cake!
I have a feeling me, and my thighs, are going to be in HUGE trouble! :)

Jill said...

When I was a kid my mom had a huge garden and we always had zucchini coming out our ears! She would make zucchini cakes, cookies, breads and she even put it in stuff like marinara sauces and casseroles... My brother and I hated zucchini (or so we thought). She only told us when we were older that all that mystery green stuff we use to chow down on was zucchini...
I now will do the same type of torture to my kids. :) The recipe looks great.
Thanks!

My blog ( I can never get it to link on blogger)
www.jillradley.typepad.com

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

Yum! Chocolate zucchini cake!! I've never made it, though have wanted to. I may try this. It sounds great. I posted Bisquick Banana Bread today. Guess we were both in a baking mood. Good luck with Nutrisystem. I can get motivated for so many things, but changing my eating and exercise regimen is realllllly hard for me. Telling people about one's plans certainly helps the accountability!!

Robyn said...

Yummo! That looks fantastic CIndy! Can I have a slice?!
COme by and say hello when you get a chance girly!
Hugs,
Robyn

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Looks yummy!!!

Please let us know how NS works for you!!

Blessings,

Sher

Melissa said...

Cindy,

That cake will not be easy to give up.

Hope you had some pieces to enjoy.

Melissa

violetlady said...

I am glad I stopped by. I have you on my favorites list, but never seem to get around to visiting. I love this recipe. Will definitely be trying it. Thank you!!

Rachel said...

mmmmmmm..that looks so yum

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Yum! I'll have to try baking some. My family is sure to LOVE it! How have you been? It's been some time since I've browsed blogs, but yours is always one of my favs! Thanks for stopping by with kind words about my white farm table and my handy husband!

Anonymous said...

Hi I don't like nuts in baked goods either. I don't know why I feel the need to share this with you but I do and I just did....lol.