Sep 17, 2014

One of my favorites

Chocolate zucchini bundt cake.  Intense, extra moist, luscious.  I posted the recipe on my food blog and finally put a link to it in the top right column.  It was included in a post back in 2012 but is worth repeating. 
One thing I love about bundt cakes is they don't require icing which cuts down on the calories.  But their greatest feature is the self-healing trick.  I always take a slice right away and then close it up.  No one can tell that I'm an impatient piggy unless they measure the humps.
This is mom's aluminum cake pan, I have another that is larger and locks with a handle.  But this wooden acorn top and the embossing is my favorite.
 
And here's something interesting.  Mark closed the garden and look what he found.  Two completely separate peppers on one stem.  Cool!  Today will be spent baking sausage/rice stuffed hot peppers in spaghetti sauce for the freezer, jalapenos stuffed with breakfast sausage, and a few zucchini casseroles with diced ham. They all freeze well.
 Silk mums and a 5 day candle will be put on my parents' grave for their anniversary.  My cousin has been bugging me to stop and give her some ideas for a bath remodel so I will get that out of the way too.  Mark was searching for mushrooms in the woods behind my brother's house and found a perfectly good old white porcelain farm sink with drainboard and high back buried in mud and brush of an old junk pile close to a steep ravine.   How could old farts with bad backs rescue several hundred pounds of cast iron out of dense woods?  We're thinking.
 
Enjoy your day.
 
Thanks for visiting.
 

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your chocolate zucchini cake sound delicious! Do you squeeze out the liquid from the zucchini or just grate it & add to the cake mix?

Truus said...

Your cake looks yummy!And I love the cake tin with the acorn on top.Lovely to have things from your Mum and also use it.
I've made to day some muffins with chocolate-my eldest sister visit me today.
Good luck with the basin! Hope you can save it and use it in your kitchen.
love,Truus from the Netherlands

Vera said...

This old fart would get someone else to haul the sink out for her - lol. It sounds wonderful. I'm going to check out your recipes - I don't remember the cake one but it sounds wonderful as do all the pepper recipes. We have grown a lot of double tomatoes, but never peppers -- very cool. Love your cake tin with the acorn on top. Perfect for Fall.

Jacqueline said...

My mouth is watering from reading this post. I have beans soaking right now to make ham and bean soup tomorrow... have a big zuc in the fridge and might have to add cake to the menu too.

C. M. Designs said...

Your Mom's cake tin is a treasure to have.. The aluminum things like that used to be all the "rage" years ago..
The cake you made sounds wonderful. Looks delicious too.
Enjoy every morsel.
Charlotte in Virginia

Berit said...

Awesome cake-keeper (?)!!!

That Zucchini ham casserole sounds so delicious! Recipe, please?

cucki said...

Yup awesome cake keeper :)
And looking yummy too.
Enjoy x

Dianne said...

get some young guys to use a heavy duty hand card to get that sink for you -- maybe bribe them with chocolate zucchini cake if necessary.... :)

Vickie said...

hahaha! I think Dianne has a good idea up there! ;)
I am going to print that recipe off right now lady!! ♥

Robin said...

I, too, think you should bribe a couple young guys to cart out the sink for you. Great looking cake tin and the picture of your cake has me hankering for some.

Robin in Virginia

Three Sheep Studio said...

Thanks Marly for the recipe. It looks amazing and I LOVE the idea of taking out a slice and closing it up ! I am right there with you !
That cake pan is a treasure ;)
Rose

Three Sheep Studio said...

Thanks Marly for the recipe. It looks amazing and I LOVE the idea of taking out a slice and closing it up ! I am right there with you !
That cake pan is a treasure ;)
Rose

Jacqueline said...

I just received The PS charts in the mail today. Who hoo thanks again.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

I must remember that trick. Can't even tell were it is missing. Good job and it sounds so delish. Too hot to bake here 101 today but cooler is on the way.

Christine said...

Chocolate & zucchini? Love them both so thanks for passing on the great recipe!

As for the self healing part - what a delicious secret to share with us!! Ingenious!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh yummy, great cake and keeper Marly.Blessings Francine.

JP said...

I may have to try your bundt trick.

Good luck the sink, can't wait to see a picture of it.

CJ

Judy said...

The cake looks very yummy! But the sink....I hope you can rescue it! I would give a foot to have a sink like that. Good luck.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Sandra Sullivan said...

I love that cake tin! Have never seen one with a top like that~what a treasure from your mom. Good luck with that sink. That would come home with me one way or the other.

Margaret said...

Oh that looks so yummy! lol about the self healing. Hope you can get that sink!

Frances N said...

Yummy looking cake!!!! I looked at the recipe and I may have to try this! I'm hungry thinking about it!
I interested to hear how the sink story progresses!!!!!!

Pam in IL said...

This morning, I picked a tomato just like your pepper. Your cake looks so yummy. Hope you figure out a way to get the sink.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Your cake looks delish!!! Can't wait to see the sink ;)

Ruth said...

Your cake sounds yummy and the self seal trick is great. Get some nice young guys get the sink for you. Bribe them with a whole cake.

Ele said...

Your cake sounds delicious!

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

I just LoVe your header picture! So inviting! Yum! The cake looks like something my family would love to eat. I'm going to try your trick too:) have a great day.

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

I have the EXACT SAME CAKE HOLDER!!! It's my favorite and it will soon be holding that chocolate zucchini cake (with a piece missing LOL!

Karen said...

This post was valuable. The cake keeper is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. Every time you touch it you must think of your mother and she is no doubt thinking of you. The trick with the humps is funny and so you and now maybe for me. If I can find where to purchase a bundt pan that does not give off chemicals. The siamese pepper is a wonder. Can your lawn tracker and chains haul the sink? What did people do a long time ago? Get others to help probably. But surely there were times they needed their own ingenuity.

karen said...

Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it!

Melody said...

I'm all for bribing some young guys to haul it out of there and home for you. I hope you can rescue it. Your cake looks so good! yummy! Love the idea of the missing piece :) ! Good luck on the sink.

Carol said...

Yum! I will definitely be trying this one, Marly!

Jackie said...

What a clever trick with the bundt cake!

quiltygirl1 said...

That looks divine!! I just checked out your other recipes, too. They look really good!
Continually praying for all if you and blessings Love you and your sweet, awesome, pick-me-up blog.

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