Chocolate, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
1 hr

This cake must be good for you with zucchini, sweet potato, cherries and cocoa! How can you go wrong?

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour a bundt pan.
  3. Sift together first 7 ingredients.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a mixer mix oil, sugar, honey add eggs and vanilla.
  6. Mix dry ingredients into egg mixture then add buttermilk.
  7. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  8. Pour into pan and bake for 50-60 minutes till toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let cool.
  10. Invert onto cake dish.
  11. Mix glaze and water and pour onto cake.
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5 5

Made this recipe pretty mush as written & had A REALLY WONDERFUL CHOCOLATE CAKE EXPERIENCE! I did include the nuts & chips & used the buckwheat flour! Then, when it came time for the glaze, I used orange juice instead of the water & added 2 rounded teaspoons of orange zest along with the powdered sugar! I left the 'glaze' as a side so you could use it or not, as you liked, & believe me, WE ALL LIKED! Thanks for sharing a really great cake recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed as part of my Yam It Up! theme in the current Comfort Cafe]

I made a version of this for my son's first birthday cake, but I omitted the nuts and cherries. I also used whole wheat flour rather than rye (my son hadn't had rye yet). I used maple syrup instead of honey and reduced the brown sugar to one cup. Instead of the glaze, I frosted it with a lightly sweetened cream cheese and whipped cream frosting. He loved it and the small taste that I had was very moist and flavorful. A MUCH better alternative to typical sugary cakes. I plan on making this as written some day, but wanted to include my version in case someone else is looking for a lower sugar cake that is perfect for baby's first birthday.

4 5

tasty. but i think i do prefer a more spice flavored cake when it comes to zucchini and sweet potato... i would omit the cocoa powder next time and put in more cinnamon and nutmeg and ginger probably