Tuesday, October 18, 2011

chocolate zucchini-coconut cake :: a recipe

this recipe yields the most amazingly moist and decedent cake, not even kidding. it is our new family favorite!

ingredients ::
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups raw sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
3 cups shredded zucchini
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chocolate chips

preheat oven to 350 degrees. prep your baking dish (spray, flour or line with parchment - this is pretty sticky stuff) i used a 9x9 inch stoneware dish.

combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. add the eggs and beat for a minute or so then add the applesauce and mix well. fold in the shredded zucchini and coconut. pour the batter into your prepared baking dish.

bake for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the cake while it is still hot. wait a minute or two then spread the melted chocolate over the cake. let cake cool (if you can wait!) completely and serve. 

go bake yourself a cake, friends! you totally deserve it! 
enjoy ♥

1 comment:

frugalmom said...

my favorite chocolate zucchini cake also has cinnamon in it. yours looks even more delicious (and nutritious with the ww flour!) I will definitely have to try that one.