I got to spend a whole day with Miss Puddin Toes
One of the fun things we did was bake a cake
Do you remember when chocolate was this guilt free?
Chocolate zucchini cake to be exact...this one is from my mom's recipe box. It is still a family favorite!
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
1/2 c butter
1/2 c oil
1 3/4 c sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c sour milk (you can add 1 tsp. of vinegar to milk)
2 1/2 c flour
1/3 c coco powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. of salt
2 c of shredded zucchini
1/2 bag of chocolate chips
Cream butter, oil, sugar, add eggs, milk & vanilla, blend in the rest of the ingredients. Stir in zucchini and 2/3 of the chips in the batter, sprinkle the rest on top. Bake 325 for 45 minutes or so.
This cake should be very moist and chocolatey mmmm. The little bits of spice turns this one up a notch for me.
It is amazing how doing such a simple thing with a four year old turns into such a special moment. She helped me every step of the way, pouring in every ingredient and remarking on every scent. My first grandchild is going to pre-school next week, and I am a little sad...oh how very silly of me ;)