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Chocolate Zucchini Cake With Natural Yeast

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Chocolate Zucchini Fermented Cake

This amazing chocolate cake took a healthier twist by fermenting the flour and the chocolate.  Natural yeast helps make gluten more digestible.  I'm sure there are even better ways to make it healthier. <br> <br>You can add more or less zucchini. You could also sub in applesauce for some of the oil.

Course: Desserts

Cook Time: 50 min

Total Time: 50 min

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12 cup Natural yeast starter
  • 12 cup water
  • 2 14 cup fresh finely ground wheat flour can be half wheat and half white flour
  • 12 cup cocoa powder
  • 12 cup honey raw
  • 34 cup raw sugar or more depending on sweetness
  • 12 cup olive oil or coconut oil
  • 12 cup butter softened or melted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups zucchini shredded
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or carob chips

Directions

  1. Put your natural yeast starter in a bowel with a lid. Add the water, flour, cocoa, honey, sugar, olive oil, and butter. Mix together. Put lid on bowl and set aside for 10 to 12 hours. More fermentation makes a stronger flavor and less fermentation is a less sour taste.
  2. After your cake is done fermenting you will now finish adding ingredients and bake your cake. I like to start this early in the morning and then bake it with dinner. You then get to eat nice warm cake that doesn't need frosting.
  3. Now preheat oven to 325 degrees after your batter has been fermenting.
  4. Grease a 9 by 13 inch baking pan. You don't need to dust with flour, just cover with butter or oil. It may not dump out of the pan to place on a separate platter.
  5. Beat your eggs and add them to the batter. Add your vanilla, and half the zucchini and mix in. Add the buttermilk and mix. Add your salt and baking soda and mix well. Add the remaining zucchini.
  6. Pour the batter into your greased pan. Add the chocolate chips all over the top.
  7. Bake in your preheated oven for 50 minutes. Remove when a tooth pick is nearly clean.
  8. It is wonderful served warm.

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Super Delicious Light and Fluffy Zucchini Pancakes with Natural Yeast


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Naturally Fermented Zucchini Pancakes

cropped zucchini fritter 1

These turned out so light, fluffy, and delicious that I put butter on top and that was all I needed. Of course my daughter was helping, so we added a few chips. We all agreed - they didn't really need them.

I've been experimenting with naturally fermented yeast in making bread products. Not only are these healthy and gluten free, but they taste wonderfully and cook up nicely. If you have severe gluten challenges then make sure your oats are gluten free or use another grain to substitute.

I was looking for a way to use some extra starter so I didn't have to throw it out.

It has a lot of eggs because I was making more of a fritter than a bread product. But you can adjust them if you like. This does make a lot and they are filling. My daughter could only eat 1.

Source: Kally Efros

Course: Breakfast

Prep Time: 20 Min

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Natural yeast starter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey more or less as you like
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 banana very ripe
  • 1 apple large or 2 small
  • 1 1/2 cup zucchini shredded, you can even add more
  • 1 cup milk use nut milks or even water.
  • 2 cups rolled oats you will grind this in a blender
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or more - this will be left flaked
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Salt

You have 3 ingredients in your Pantry.

Directions

  1. No need to ferment this overnight as we are not adding in additional flour. You would only ferment if you want to ferment the oats, which you can.
  2. In a bowel add your natural yeast starter, raw honey, and olive oil. Mix together.
  3. In a blender bend up your eggs, milk, apple and banana. Add this to your natural yeast starter.
  4. Mix in the ground oats, the whole oat flakes, the zucchini, ground flax-seed, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
  6. Cook on a lightly greased griddle. Dough should be a little thicker than traditional pancakes, but not much. Add more or less liquid to get a good consistency.
  7. You can add some chocolate chips if you really like.
  8. Serve with just butter, a healthy syrup you have made, or applesauce. You don't want to cover these healthy goodies with junky syrup.

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