As you hand your child something healthy to eat, they ask “What is thiiiiiis??” “Honey, it’s good, it’s really, really yummy,” you say as reassuringly as you can. Your child takes a long, scrutinizing look at it, makes a face and holds it out to you with an emphatic, “I don’t want it!” Does this conversation sound at all familiar?
None of us want to lie to our children (“No, that’s not zucchini, it’s…it’s…”). So we try to cleverly camouflage healthy foods by slipping them into smoothies, grinding them up in meats, stuffing them between the fork tines (well, maybe not the last one), hoping they won’t even notice in the first place. Sweet deception.
Let me ask you something. If you showed this cake to your kids, would they turn it down? I didn’t think so. Now, come closer so I can whisper something in your ear…..this cake is the ULTIMATE DECEPTION! Would you believe me if I told you it was 100% whole wheat, made with honey and buttermilk, and had 2 whole cups of zucchini in it? Well, it’s true! I created this on a whim after my kids were in bed, envisioning a healthily deceptive treat I could offer them the next day. In examining this rich and decadent cake, I immediately decided to call it Chocolate Deception Cake.
So whether you’re trying to feed your kids healthier treats or eat healthier yourself, this chocolate cake is for you! A rich, moist, finger-licking dark chocolate decadent cake oozing with a drippy chocolate honey glaze.
Dig in…without all the guilt!Print
Raised in Western Europe, widely traveled, and currently residing near Seattle with her husband and children, Kimberly loves preparing and experimenting with a large range of flavors and cuisines. This is reflected in her food blog, The Daring Gourmet, where she invites all to “tour the world through your taste buds.” Passionate cook, recipe developer and photo enthusiast, her culinary repertoire includes everything from gourmet to simple comfort food, and, as she puts it, “simply downright good eats.”