You might have tried zucchini in chocolate cake before, but have you tried it in a carob cake? This gluten and egg-free buttermilk carob zucchini cake is a must-try!

 

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Squash love.

You might not be able to tell by looking at my recipe index, but I have not always adored squash. In fact, I was one of those children who would honestly contemplate making myself throw up so that I didn’t have to eat it. Not that I had a lot of opportunity to try that. Neither of my parents are squash fans, so we didn’t really ever have it at home.
 
One of the only times I can remember having zucchini as a kid was at a friend’s house. Her sister had made chocolate zucchini bread and offered some to me and my brother. I thought it was delicious, and was surprised that there was really zucchini in it. My little brother, on the other hand, refused to believe it! 
 
Despite my lack of opportunity, I remained a die-hard squash hater (with the exception of chocolate bread) until adulthood. In fact, it wasn’t until about a year after going gluten-free when I actually gave squash a chance. The change in my lifestyle helped me really start branching out and trying to find new, real foods to eat. And squash was one of those things. 
 

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All the carob things.

Zucchini was the first squash I really started liking. And keeping in mind my childhood chocolate cake experience gave me the inspriation to try zucchini in this delicious 
 
But ever since then, I’ve loved hiding squash in chocolate things. And carob things. I even love not hiding it.

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Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Cake.

Well, a feeeeew years ago, on my 29th birthday, in order to keep myself from wallowing in the despair of almost being 30 (which hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be…), I baked myself this yummy Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Cake.
 
Mmm… carob and zucchini – what a wonderful way to start a new year!

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Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Cake

Free from gluten, dairy, and eggs.

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13×9 inch baking dish.

In large bowl combine hot water and flax meal. Let set until gelled (about 3 minutes).

Add applesauce, vanilla, sugar, zucchini, vanilla, and buttermilk.

Combine dry ingredients and stir into zucchini mixture.

Pour into prepared dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely before frosting.

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Carob Frosting

Free of grain, gluten, eggs, and dairy.

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Stir constantly for about a minute, then remove from heat.

Let stand, beating frequently, until thickened.

Spread over cooled cake.

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