Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe with Orange Zest

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe Summer Squash Recipe

This recipe appeared in Wednesdays Appalachian News Express

Summer Squash, Oranges and Chocolate

It’s Picnic Season. Bake a Chocolate Cake for Giggles.

The Newspaper Staff Ate My Cake…And they lived to tell about it!

I have been making a real effort to eat healthier. But that does not mean I am giving up chocolate. Dark chocolate, light chocolate, and you fancy pants gourmets may gasp…but I like white chocolate too. And yes, I know there is no such thing as white chocolate – but I like it anyway!
Chocolate Cake Recipe Zucchine, Oranges and Orange Liqueur

Last year, the summer squash harvest was awful; just awful. This year, we are harvesting morning and evening. It’s Zucchini mayhem! That’s a blessing of course; but there is only so many ways I can prepare summer squash in a savory manner. It’s time for something SWEET this weekend! Did I mention CHOCOLATE?

Chocolate zucchini cake makes a grand entrance! Baked in a bundt cake pan, the fine crumbed dessert is not dense like you would expect. The chocolate flavor is light-handed, but when paired with orange flavors and a pinch of cayenne the taste is mellow….and so welcome in this summer heat. The addition of buttermilk helps keep this cake from becoming heavy.

Bundt Cakes are making a comeback so they tell me. I never knew they went “out.” Chocolate zucchini bundt cake, dripping with sugar glaze flavored with citrusy orange sweetness, is a welcome addition to your afternoon coffee break, the bridge club gang, and at Sunday church sSuppers.

Bring this cake out at the weekend family reunion, and you may just help keep the family peace.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Orange Zest

Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall have cake! Giggles and Happy Friday to you!

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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.