Yesterday evening when I got home from work there was a delicious surprise waiting for me on the kitchen counter. Wing Nut had the day off and spent part of it baking. She tried her hand at a new recipe and it was a grand success in my opinion. She made a chocolate zucchini cake. But this wasn't just any chocolate zucchini cake. This was Clotilde Dusoulier's Chocolate & Zucchini Cake.
If you look carefully at the picture, you can see flecks of green in the cake. Wing Nut didn't put any nuts in the cake as the recipe on Dusoulier's website calls for. One thing I really liked about this particular recipe is that it calls for less fat and sugar than most other recipes for C&Z cake that I've found out there on the Internet. And the cake is so incredibly rich! Dusoulier mentions one possible alteration to her recipe which I'm curious to try; she gives the option of using olive oil instead of butter for a slightly peppery flavor.
My 2009 continues to smell and taste of chocolate. How about yours?