This cookbook comes from a cool little place in Victoria BC. It’s not a new cookbook, but it has been such a favorite! I make lots of things from this book, including everyone’s favorite Chocolate Zucchini Cake. I also make the Bhangra Burrito, and Lone Star Minestrone.
Here’s the recipe for the Cake. Originally it was for cupcakes, but I only make it as a two layer cake. It’s not low fat or healthy but it is GOOD. The kids would not believe it had zucchini in it until they saw me make it.
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups grated zucchini (use large holes on the grater)
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour cake pans 8 inch.
In a medium bowl mix together the sugar, butter and oil. Beat in eggs, one at a time until well Incorporated. Stir in vanilla, buttermilk, zucchini and chocolate chips.
Add in all of the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Spoon batter into pans. Bake in the center of the oven for about 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Fill and top with a cream cheese frosting.