Chocolate Deception Cake Recipe

Chocolate Deception Cake Recipe

This deceptively decadent cake is made with 100% whole wheat, honey, buttermilk, and 2 whole cups of zucchini. Dig in...without all the guilt!

Ingredients

  • For the Loaf:
  • 2 cup grated zucchini or yellow squash (leave the peel on and use the small holes of the grater. Thoroughly squeeze the liquid out with your hands, you will be left with about 1 tightly packed cup). Note: I used yellow squash in the loaf featured in the pictures. Your kids won't be able to detect a single trace of it!
  • 2 cups whole wheat or spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (1 cup if you prefer a sweeter cake)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • For the Chocolate Honey Glaze:
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
Read the whole recipe on The Daring Gourmet