Another round in the Great Zucchini Conundrum of 2017… I remembered back to the late 1980’s, when my mom made a very popular Chocolate Zucchini Cake. She is at home recovering from rotator cuff surgery, so I gave her a call. It took her a bit to dig up the recipe, but she did!
Mom’s recipe was actually for a sheet cake. I modified it a bit, using a 9 x 13 cake pan. That makes it a bit taller, a bit more tender, and a bit less icing-dependent. So the flavor is more cake, less icing. And a fairly outstanding cake at that! Tender, moist, chocolaty, with just enough zucchini flavor to make you think it might have a bit of health benefit… I also scaled back on the sugar a bit. I mean, in the 1980’s I still drank fizzy sugar water drinks, so maybe it didn’t seem too sweet then, but now is a different story. This is still plenty sweet and dessert-worthy!