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Chocolate Apple Zucchini Picnic Cake

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Simply put, this is picnic cake: nothing fancy. No plates, forks or adornment needed. Just grab a few napkins and start cutting.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded apple
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • ½ cup pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish and set aside.

Stir zucchini, apple, eggs, brown sugar, olive oil, and vanilla extract together in a bowl.

Sift whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, kosher salt, and baking powder together in a separate bowl; gently stir into the zucchini and apple mixture until fully incorporated. Spoon batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle chocolate chunks and pepitas over the batter.

Bake in preheated oven until a tester comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool before slicing.


Preparation time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 6 – Yield: 1 pan

Nutrition:

Calories:509.3

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