Here is the flourless chocolate piece of heaven for my dearest friend who milked goats for me morning and night for two straight weeks. She deserves one a week for the rest of her life...but zucchini won't always be in season.
Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Cake
6 eggs (divided)
2/3 cup evaporated cane sugar (divided)
1/2 cup butter
8 oz chocolate. (Use semi sweet for a sweeter cake, dark for a more intense chocolate flavor.)
2 T orange liqueur or 5 drops doTERRA Wild Orange
1 T vanilla
1 cup shredded zucchini
- Melt chocolate and butter together on low heat.
- Whip 2 eggs and 4 yolks together with 1/3 cup sugar then add to the cooled chocolate mixture.
- Next, add the zucchini, orange flavor, and vanilla.
- Take the 4 egg whites that are left and beat them. Add the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and continue to whip about 4 min until they keep their shape, but are not super stiff.
Fold the whites into the chocolate mixture. Folding is not my specialty. I like to whip! But resist and be gentle. In the end you will have a chocolate cloud.
Pour it into a buttered 9X13 pan or a spring form if you want to get fancy. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until no longer jiggly in the center
Top it with Wild Orange chocolate frosting
2 T butter
2 T cocoa powder
2 T cream
3 drops doTERRA Wild Orange
1/4 t vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Beat butter, cocoa, cream, vanilla and orange together. Add the powdered sugar a bit at a time until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly over the cooled cake.
Oh my yum! The texture is like cake, rather than a dense truffle as are most flourless cakes. The orange is perfect and the bits of zucchini give it the perfect bite. We kept telling the kids, "Don't eat it! It has vegetables in it. You will hate it." But they didn't listen. Most of them had seconds. I am pretty sure I can get my friend to milk for me again if I make her this. After all, what could possibly go better with a tall glass of milk?