Doll House – Zucchini chocolate cake

I finally started to go through my hard drive. These pictures are from summer 2010 (couldn’t skip though it is old) when I visited a friend’s baby girl’s first birthday party. A doll house was exclusively built for her, in their garden beside the lake. The doll house was extremely adorable, with little bed, dinning table, kitchen utensils, toys and chairs. Party was filled candies, chocolate, desserts and kids high on sugar. Those were the days when I was learning portraits, still learning, it is tough with kids, so it was a fun evening. The b’day girl was center of attraction, a social baby and she enjoyed her day completely. I had this cake at the party, I couldn’t come out without asking for the recipe simply because it was delicious, later I paid back her mum with party pictures. Today is writers block day for me, it took more than one hour to write this (in state of shock to see pic untouched from 2009). I tweaked this recipe to my own choice, but unfortunately didn’t note down the changes. So i’m giving you the original recipe, this makes a  large portion, coffee table at work saved me, feel free to half it or just go by this! Happy baking! 

                                       she wasn’t happy when so many were entering her territory

                                             She had great fun seeing what everyone gave her

(It is according to finnish conversion in a day or two will give the measurement in gram)
6 dl  wheat  flour
4 dl sugar
1.5 dl cocoa powder
2 dl oil
5 dl grated zucchini
2 teaspoons  baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
2 eggs
70 gram chopped walnuts
dash of cream

Preheat the oven to 175 C
Mix everything together, pour the mixture in a prepared large rectangular cake pan or any cake pan. Bake for 45 min till the knife inserted comes out clean. Could be served with whipped cream or vanilla sauce.


  1. Cassia Bark says:

    OMG that’s a doll house for grown ups!!! hmmmm now u’ve given me a wicked idea…my husband won’t like it as he has to build everything here :D…and the baby is soooo cute :)

    the cake looks super yum as always….will give it a shot soon :)

  2. Victor says:

    I’m still haven’t gone my sets of pics from my past trips. That’s quite a wonderful doll house.

    Love the picture of the zucchini, I sure want a bite of it right now :-)

  3. Devaki says:

    Oh please can someone adopt me so I can get a doll house like this? Oh what a love she is :) Your mountain ofzook-choc cake makes me want to run away with the plate – you know what a fan I am am of zook in cakes :)


    chow :) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  4. Kirby says:

    wow nice photos. even its only an old pic its looks so refreshing.
    your zucchini chocolate cake is good its just like a brownies. simple nice i want to try it also.

  5. Rose from Magpies Recipes says:

    How cute is that little one! The cake sounds great and wow! That doll house is so amazing! haha i just remembered my sister and I made a “doll house” for our barbies out of a shelf and it was pretty high tech too. We used a shoe box tied with string as an elevator :)

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