Chocolate - Zucchini Cake

Oh, you all know how much I love Clotide. This blog may as well be called "I heart Clotide and all things Parisian." Regardless, a dear friend at work gave me the most gorgeous zucchini from her garden and I had to try Clotide's Chocolate-Zucchini Cake. I didn't have some of the ingredients, but this is pretty tasty nonetheless. Enjoy.

Chocolate-Zucchini Cake

1 stick unsalted butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 cups unpeeled, grated zucchini
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and butterspray a cake pan. You know the deal. Mix everything except zucchini and chocolate chips in a bowl.

Clotide does this amazing artistic thing where it doesn't become a giant mess on the side of your kitchen wall and all over your shirt because you forgot to put on your apron. She separates things. Read her book. Or try my way. Mine is more fun because you spend the rest of the day licking chocolate off of yourself in random places. It's one big surprise.

Now, grate the zucchini. Add the zucchini and chocolate chips to the rest of the batter. It will instantly become gooey and moist and liquidy. That's ok. Don't mix too much. Dump it into the pan and shove it in the oven.

Bake for about 48 minutes. Voila. So awesome. I don't even know I'm eating vegetables. And yes, I count this as vegetables.


  1. I harvested a zucchini from my garden today! I was thinking about cooking it for dinner like a regular vegetable, but I'm thinking this is a much better way to consume it.

  2. I don't like zucchini. Can I use gummy bears in the recipe instead? Grated green gummy bears look very similar to grated zucchini anyway. And yes, I count gummy bears as vegetables.

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  4. Great photos...

    I love people who have vegies in their garden. I wish I had a vegie garden... but that someone else would do the gardening for me and just gave me the stuff in a basket and I would just look out the window at it every so often in admiration of its garden-ness.

    I am learning all these new French food words from you, that I never knew, like "clotide". I only knew things like bread, eggs, water, milk, cake before.

    You illuminate my life Fathi. X




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