Friday, June 25, 2010

Granny’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake

We actually made Cupcakes like Ribbit did. Granny, these are DELICIOUS!

We had these little cupcake kits that their aunt sent for their birthday that needed to be used, as well as some zucchini!

Daisy’s kit was all flowery with little dolls that went on top and Jacob’s kit was a Pirate kit!


And then they also had a little kit to help little ones frost cakes easier. They seem pretty handy! I could use these things myself!


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They are proud of their cupcakes and they love them! Daisy keeps running around yelling “YUMMY!”


And yes, they are four, they like to pick out their own mismatched pajamas! But at least his pirate p.j.’s go with his pirate cupcakes!

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And this is what I have picked in the garden since Harvest Monday. I used the giant ones in the middle to make the cupcakes! So I have picked 6 more Black Beauty Zucchini, and 2 more 8 balls, I forgot to take a picture of Wednesday’s harvest which was 2 Black beauty, one 8 ball, and a pind of beans. I shared most of it with some friends.

June 25 Garden harvest

Today, I plan on getting some more jars at the grocery and trying my hand at some more canning. Bush beans. So, I guess I am getting a little hooked on this canning thing. I never thought I would try it again after the first time, but, here I am trying to do more canning!

Here is a link to Granny’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake if you wanna try it.


  1. Fantastic! I'm so glad you liked it. I don't know if the zucchinis hold any of their nutritional value anymore after the cocoa, but they're pretty darn good. Use applesauce instead of the oil next time. That's what I'm going to do!

  2. Great tip! I will do that! Didn't even think of it! Wonder how yogurt or coconut yogurt would do....hmmm. The possibilities!

  3. I'm good at getting those little ones to eat their vegetables, I tell ya!

    I have 3-4 zucchinis that look like they might just make it, and after Mr. Granny gets his fried zucchini, I'm making that chocolate cake again. Good idea about substituting applesauce for the oil. My son just brought me a case of those huge jars of applesauce!

  4. Believe it or not, my kids eat their veggies pretty good! But it's always good to squeeze a little more in! Besides, chocolate is too good for you!!!!

  5. I'm so glad you were able to attempt some cupcakes with the kiddos! Looks like they did pretty well, and ya'll survived! I was sorry to have missed that activity in CO...

  6. That is so sweet! They look like they had fun making the cupcakes. And I bet eating the cupcakes!