It is the time of year you have an extra zucchini sitting on the counter and haven’t had time to do anything with it.
Here is an idea. Buy a chocolate cake mix (devil’s food also works). Mix it according to the package instructions except add a few shakes of ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients.
Then fold in 2 cups of peeled, seeded, grated zucchini. (You peel the zucchini, cut it into fourths, scrape the seeds out with a spoon, and then grate the zucchini.)
Bake in a 9×13 pan according to the package instructions. Frost and enjoy.
(My husband loves to put his cake in a cereal bowl and cover it with milk. He has converted a couple of my boys! Well, however you eat it, it is delicious.)
If you like to make homemade frosting, here is my mom’s recipe that I make all the time:
6 TBS margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla
A splash of milk
2 ½ plus cups of powdered sugar
2 to 3 TBS cocoa
Mix together and add enough powdered sugar to get to the right consistency. Spread onto a cooled 9×13 cake.