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 last night after the 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 cake is for you! A rich, moist, finger-licking dark chocolate decadent cake oozing with a drippy chocolate honey glaze.
(And doesn’t this cake look fabulous with my Oma’s (German grandmother’s) gold leaf-rimmed china?)