Searching for a recipe. Anyone have it?

@TessWhite (3147)
United States
December 25, 2008 10:45pm CST
Years ago my mother in law made a chocolate bundt cake that had shredded zucchini in it. I know she also had chocolate chips and nuts in the bottom of the pan before pouring in the batter, which gave a great topping when the cake was done and out of the pan. The cake was really rich, dense and moist because of the zucchini in it. In the 10 years since she passed away I've searched for this recipe, even going thru all of her cook books and recipe boxes she had - which were many. So far no luck. Have any of you heard of this cake? Do you have the recipe you might wish to share?
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3 responses
• United States
26 Dec 08
Neither my wife or myself have ever heard of your recipe, but we thank you for telling us about it. We will experiment some and get something to work out. Zucchini is something that grows fantastically well here on my small farm. However, there just aren't enough good recipes for zucchini. One more idea is always welcome! BTW: Another zucchini tip. Shredded zucchini is great in spegetti sauce.
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
26 Dec 08
Try the recipe another poster listed the link to above. It sounds alot like the one my MIL made. The funny thing is I hate zucchini plain or cooked. But yet I don't mind it as an ingredient in things like this or zucchini bread etc. I never thought of putting it in spagetti sauce. Thanks! :)
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
26 Dec 08
Hi TessWhite. Nope I've never heard of this recipe but I did a quick search for you.....this sounds like the type of cake you're looking for... http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/000621chocolate_zucchini_cake.php {This is NOT a referral line but a link to the recipe} Just in case....I'll also drag out some of my recipe books...that will take awhile...do have a lot of them....LOL
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
26 Dec 08
Thanks Pye. That cake recipe sounds about like it. Although hers didn't have the glaze, it just had the nuts and chocolate chips as a topping. As the recipe says, its a very moist and dense cake. Thanks for finding that. I may just have to try it and see if it tastes as good as hers. :)
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
27 Dec 08
I always think that it is sad that family recipes are lost usually because the cook knew that recipe by heart and did not bother to write them down. The zucchini would do the same action as carrots in carrot cake and is there to keep the cake moist. I am going to ask some friends who are good at baking and see if they know of such a recipe. I hope that someone knows the recipe. Blessings
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Thank you. Yes, my MIL was a fantastic cook. I feel I learned more from her in the kitchen than from my own mom. MIL was a "farmstyle" cook who knew how to cook the typical midwest foods. Her chocolate Texas sheet cake and one of her salad recipes are a regular in my household. But its this bundt cake that I remember as being so good that I'd love to make. Lets hope your friends know of it. :)