Tonight I made Chocolate Chip Zucchini cake,* torn from the Penzeys.com Early Summer catalog. Walter helped me with the last step: adding a bag of chocolate chips to the top of the batter. I gave him a quick demonstration. “Doot. Doo. Doo,” I said, as I sprinkled a handful of chips. “Doot. Doo. Doo,” he said, as he added chips. The boy is a quick study.
The cake took 45 minutes to bake, and then there’s the cool time, so it was 10 minutes after dinner when I called Walter, Sean and Paul back to the table for a piece of “Doot Doo Doo” cake ala mode. It was a hit, and Walter was delighted.
“Doot. Doo. Doo,” he said a couple of times between bites, reminding us that yes, he knows this is his cake. “Doot. Doo. Doo,” Daddy, Baba and I echo as a chorus, reminding Walter that yes, we know, this is his cake and it is good. I’m guessing “Doot. Doo. Doo**” cake is a recipe for a long-lasting family memory.
*I replaced replaced 1 cup of the white flour with 1 cup of King Arthur whole wheat flour with no ill effect.
**Over time, the name evolved to Doot-Doot Cake.