Saturday, August 24, 2013

My Bud

Just me and my buddy out for an early, beautiful Saturday morning walk - enjoying the peace and quiet and the smell of rain. Christian is such a joy! We just love this little boy to pieces!!! :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The BEST Chocolate (Zucchini) Cake EVER!


Oh my goodness...this cake is seriously AMAZING!! I was first introduced to it last September after I had our third boy, Christian. An older lady that lives near our family provided dinner and dessert for us one night after Christian was born. After I had her Chocolate Zucchini Sheet Cake, I had to have the recipe! I made this cake tonight for dessert, and Curtis and I pretty much devoured a sheet cake in no time...embarrassing, I know. But if you make this cake, you will understand! Now is a great time to share this recipe with people since veggie gardens are almost done producing/harvesting.

If you make this, you won't be disappointed...I PROMISE!!! It is so moist and delicious!!! And besides, it's healthy because it has zucchini in it, right? ;)

Chocolate Zucchini Sheet Cake by: Laura Hobbs

Grease and flour one jellyroll pan. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream:

2 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
3 eggs

Add:

2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups grated zucchini
1 T. vanilla

Bake for 25 minutes or until it tests done. While it bakes...

Chocolate Frosting

Combine:

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
6 T. milk
4 cups powdered sugar
1 T. vanilla

Spread frosting on cake while HOT. It will melt, but sets up nice and shiny. Sprinkle nuts over top if desired (I don't do this).

ENJOY, and let me know if you plan on making this yummy treat!!!