Tuesday, July 21, 2009

the tale of zolton the zucchini

Meet Zolton. According to UrbanDictionary.com, Zolton is an honorable member; a ninja and mighty god to all beings. And in this case...to both vegetable and non-vegetable beings alike.

Clearly, we can witness his bad-ass-ness by those sweet shades. He means business, people. Don't mess with the Zolton.

Or maybe....Zolton is in the mafia.

Or maybe....he is just a humble zucchini in sunglasses.

Always aware of his surroundings...Zolton observes Sam, the goldfish....

....as well as his untimely death by the kitchen knife. :( Poor Zolton.

Ahhhhhhh! Pooor, poor Zolton!

But he will be whipped up into something delicious....no worries. :)
A chocolate zucchini cake! TA-DA! Yeah, I know, I know, two wayyy healthier recipes in a row (first the black bean brownies, now this). I promise to blog something unhealthy in the very near future. Not to worry, the dietitians haven't totally corrupted me yet. :)

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
4 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup applesauce or mashed up bananas
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 buttermilk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
About 2-2 1/2 cups zucchini, grated (about 3 6-in. long zucchini)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream together brown and white sugars, butter, and applesauce or bananas. Add eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. Stir well.

Sift together all dry ingredients, then sift into bowl. Grate zucchini, do not peel. Stir all ingredients together until well blended.

Pour into a 13x9-inch pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle top with chocolate chips, and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Devour. Delicious with a schprinkle of powdered sugar on top.

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