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[Photograph: Caroline Russock]

The Cookiepedia author Jennie Schacht was inspired to combine chocolate and zucchini by Clotilde Dusoulier's blog, Chocolate & Zucchini. While the blog's name was meant to convey a style of cooking that was both healthful and decadent, Dusoulier eventually created a namesake cake recipe featuring the combination.

Why would you want to throw beets and zucchini into a perfectly good chocolate cake? Well, there are a couple of reasons. The grated vegetables add a great deal of moisture to the cake, keeping butter and fats to a minimum. Once cooked, the zucchini and beets practically melt into the cake. Enjoying a hearty slice of this dense and chocolaty Bundt cake is essentially the same thing as chowing down on a plate of healthy vegetables, right?

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Farmer's Secret Chocolate Bundt Cake ยป

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