Thursday, August 20, 2009

My love affair with mowing and baking

...and not necessarily in that order, however it can be done. My goal for the day was cleaning, mowing and baking and achieving my goddess state of domesticity. I don't see Martha Stewart out mowing her yard.....

I love the stripes in the yard, makes me feel clean cut. I also managed to avoid all 36 doggie bombs in the yard.
And here we have the chocolate zucchini cake still warm......mmmmmm

Confession #1: I turned on Wall-E today so that I could sneak away and mow the lawn in peace. Can we say instant babysitter. Sad, I know. I love mowing, it gives me time to think, pray and contemplate my next escape.

Confession #2: Has been banned from baking unless it's somewhat healthy so I made a chocolate zucchini cake with whole wheat flour. It's healthy right? Right.

Here is the recipe for this amazing cake.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
INGREDIENTS:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups grated zucchini
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
DIRECTIONS:
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2.In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the eggs and oil, mix well. Fold in the nuts and zucchini until they are evenly distributed. Pour into the prepared pan.
3.Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake completely before frosting with your favorite frosting.

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