Oreo Truffles and Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Part 2

Okay, gentle readers. It’s nearly 2am, and my Chocolate Zucchini Cake is already baking comfortably in the oven.

This post won’t be quite as thorough as usual, because, my eyes are beginning to take on that glassy, listless, insomnia-glaze . . . the excitement on Dexter notwithstanding.

The thrills and chills of Dexter keep me occupied as my cake bakes.

I’ll let you all clicky the linky for the ingredients, but here’s basically what went down.

Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter and flour 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter and oil in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk in 3 additions each. Mix in grated zucchini. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts over.

A mighty mountain of zucchini

Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool cake completely in pan.

I followed the recipe just about exactly, except I didn’t use walnuts (didn’t have ’em), and I replaced the buttermilk with yogurt.  I did that because, when I didn’t have buttermilk, I asked Chef Google, and Chef Google told me it was okay.

The cake took exactly as long as it takes to watch Season 2, Episode 11 of Dexter.  It’s a doozy.  I certainly recommend it for all your baking needs.

 

Instead of chocolate chips, I broke up a few bars of semi-sweet Sharffren Berger

This cake was mighty delicious.  Moist, not to sweet, and the zucchini adds a lovely, squash-y taste that is difficult to place.  The pools of melted chocolate on the top work wonderfully (though, do you know many situations in which pools of melted chocolate don’t work wonderfully?).  And best of all, despite the fact that this cake is full of sugar, salt, oil, and deliciousness, you get to tell your party guests, “Oh, this is healthy.  There’s VEGETABLES and shit in here.  It’s like, better for you than doing an hour of yoga or something.  4 srs.”
And now, finishing off Season 2 of Dexter while munching on a 3am slice of chocolate cake and Oreo truffles.  All in all, a good night!

I may not have waited for the cake to cool completely

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