National Bundt Day: Chocolate Zucchini Blossom Cake

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It’s National Bundt Day, a wonderful reason to eat cake!

And what better way can there be to get a serving of vegetables than by mixing them with chocolate? (a little fall color for happiness)

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My accidental purchase of Farm Fresh Recipes from the Missing Goat Farm turned out to be quite LUCKY for me as I found several delicious and EASY recipes, and my home decor stash expanded to add this little goat to the barnyard.

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This recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake is excellent!  (double click to read it)

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It includes not only zucchini, but also apple sauce, cocoa powder, nutmeg and cinnamon!  It’s moist and tasty, and can be prepared in a rectangular cake pan or a bundt pan.  I chose a new pan to me, the Nordic Ware Platinum Edition Blossom Bundt Pan.  I worried that all the little crevices would be too many and the cake would stick, but it came out beautifully!  What do you think?

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I think cakes from this pan work better with a powdered sugar topping than with a glaze, and so I sprinkled freely:

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  A very simple table setting, gingham and sunflowers and barnyard critters:

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The one problem with bundt cake is that there is no frosting, (my favorite part of cupcakes), so my new goat (I’ve named him Lucky) and I decided to add some sides.

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Strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream!  SOOOOO delicious!!

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Now I know the holidays are coming and we are watching our caloric intake (is there ever a break?  if it isn’t swimsuit season coming it’s santa and his goodies!), so I would suggest bitesize treats.

(this also works when the bundt cake doesn’t release as expected and can’t be saved by a heavy glaze topping!)

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Yum!  Get one before they are gone!

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I hope you are drooling over this cake!  It’s delicious (and I’m telling myself nutritious….).

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And thank you again for more emails about our Nellie.  I know many of you enjoyed her “posts.”

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See my Lucky Goat Kale Lasagna here.  It’s also delicious!

Find this fabulous pan here and this fun cookbook here.

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Happy Bundt Day!

Linda

Vive La France

6 thoughts on “National Bundt Day: Chocolate Zucchini Blossom Cake

  1. Darn it! I missed it again! I had promised myself a post and a new recipe for this day, but I forgot all about it with my plans for the Italy trip. I’m in Siena right now, and I had the most wonderful slice of lemon pound cake for breakfast this morning, which would have worked nicely for Bundt Day. I’m enjoying your chocolate zucchini cake vicariously, and, of course it’s healthy! It’s got zucchini, right? I’m happy to see your Irish mugs again. Love them!

  2. Your cake is a show stopper Linda! I have been thinking about buying a new style bundt pan, but do worry about the release factor of the fancier pans–looks like you found the perfect solution for mishaps! I ended up buying a snowman pan, which I am now regretting, I’m sure my snowman will be a hot mess, and how will I ever slice him?? Whipped Cream and berries make everything better, so I will keep this in mind! Yes, a cake full of zucchini qualifies as a vegetable in my book!

  3. Linda, Your blooming cake is a thing of beauty and just like how I like my zucchini, mixed with chocolate! I love the pretty dusting of powdered sugar on top to highlight the petal details! I always hold my breath when I unmold a bundt cake even after I’ve carefully greased and floured the pan.Yours turned out perfectly! Those little bites served up with whipped cream and berries would get me into trouble, with one leading to another 🙂

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