This is a great cake for your kids and for yourself when you’re having a chocolate craving! The secret is grated zucchini and applesauce, and before you write it off, give it a try…you absolutely can’t taste the vegetables in it :) At around 100 calories per slice, it’s a guilt free treat and a sneaky way to treat your kids while also getting some veggies in them!
This recipe comes from Yammie’s Noshery, and I knew I had to try it after reading the rave reviews. Combine dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Add in eggs, applesauce, grated zucchini, and chocolate chips. I love having my little helper in the kitchen!
Now pour it into a greased bundt pan or better yet, muffin or mini-muffin pans to make cupcakes for your little ones :) Yammie has a cupcake variation on her website topped with a peanut butter frosting, that I think would be amazing! I sprinkled mine simply with powdered sugar, but you could do a powdered sugar glaze and melted peanut butter on top.