Chocolate & Zucchini Bundt - Day #20 of Food Librarian's I Like Big Bundts 3

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Zucchini Chocolate Bundt - I Like Big Bundts 2011
Chocolate & Zucchini Bundt
I Like Big Bundts - Day #20

Whoo Hoo! 2/3 done with I Like Big Bundts 3!! We are on Day #20 of my crazy posting of 30 bundts in 30 days! And that means we are getting closer to National Bundt Day (November 15th). I hope you have your Bundt recipe picked out to celebrate the day of the sexy cake with lots of curves. :)

Today, it's a vegetable bundt. Doesn't that make it sound totally healthy?! This bundt has fresh zucchini and chocolate. You can't taste the zucchini, but you can really enjoy the chocolate.

I Like Big Bundts 3 Logo by JustJennDesigns I Like Big Bundts 3
Bake a bundt for National Bundt Day on November 15th! Then submit a photo or blog post by November 24, 2011 and I'll send you a 1 1/4" button for baking along with me! The submission info can be found here!

Zucchini Chocolate collage
This recipe is from Clotilde Dusoulier's blog Chocolate and Zucchini. My friend and I attended a book signing when Clotilde was in the Los Angeles area a few years ago. Love her blog and book!

The recipe is very easy... some zucchini, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, flour and butter or oil. I used butter and instead of chocolate chips, I chopped up some Trader Joe's 72% chocolate. Instead of coffee granules, I put in a dash of instant espresso powder.

Zucchini Chocolate collage 2
I baked it in a 10-cup Bundt pan. It doesn't rise too much and the texture is dense...this isn't a light and airy cake. It's great with coffee or tea or a nice tall glass of milk.

Zucchini Chocolate Bundt - I Like Big Bundts 2011
Here is the bundt straight from the oven... You can melt chocolate to top the bundt or powdered sugar. I went for the simplicity of powdered sugar. Clotilde makes her in a 10" springform pan...but I, of course, bundtized it. :)

Zucchini Chocolate Bundt - I Like Big Bundts 2011
Have a great Saturday! I'll see you tomorrow for another Bundt! - mary the food librarian

Recap of I Like Big Bundts 3:
Day #1: Buttercake Bakery's Marble Bundt Cake
Day #2: Lemon Bliss Bundt
Day #3: Double-Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache Glaze
Day #4: Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Glaze
Day #5: Gingery Pumpkin Breakfast Bundt
Day #6: Maida Heatter's Budapest Coffee Cake Bundt
Day #7: Dark Chocolate Bundt
Day #8: Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt
Day #9: Apple Spice Bundt
Day #10: Pumpkin Spice Bundt
Day #11: Doll Bundt Cake
Day #12: Light Chocolate Bundt with Coffee Glaze
Day #13: Spiced Cranberry Bundt
Day #14: Brown Sugar Bundt
Day #15: Buried Alive Bundt Cake
Day #16: Leftover Halloween Candy Bundt
Day #17: Lemon Bundt Cake
Day #18: Ultimate Streusel Bundt Cake
Day #19: Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake with Strawberries

Recipe: Click here for printable recipe on Epicurious
by Clotilde Dusoulier, blogger & author of Chocolate and Zucchini (does your library have it? WorldCat listing)

Bundt Pan: Nordic Ware Festival Pan
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Mary said... [Reply to comment]

yum. i love any way to use up zucchini.

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