I promise I'll lay off the super food obsession soon, but this recipe is too good not to share. Super Food Cake is a low-guilt treat just packed with wholesome goodness (see photo above!). Obviously carrots and zucchini are no strangers to baked goods, but kale plays an excellent supporting role here, too, along with flax, olive oil and lots of antioxidant-packed walnuts. The result is really more a bread than a cake, but calling it cake is so much more satisfying. If I were in that stage of life where I regularly packed lunch boxes for my babes I think a muffin version of this would be a staple. Incidentally, friends, all the back to school Facebook pictures of your adorable offspring in new clothes and oversized backpacks make me burst into tears. I don't know how you do it. As is, my kiddies like to eat thick slices at their little table in the kitchen while dressed in red, white, and blue undies. It's good fuel for saving the world.

recipe after the jump!

Super Food Cake

Mix together:
3 eggs
1/3 c. olive oil (I used evoo, because that's what I had handy, but this would be a fine place for the lighter stuff, too)
2/3 c. Greek yogurt
1 c. lightly packed brown sugar
1 c. grated carrot (about 2 small)
1 c. grated zucchini (about 1 small)
1 c. chopped kale, (about 5 small leaves, tough stems and ribs removed)
1 Tbs. fresh grated ginger
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice

In a separate bowl, combine:
1 scant* c. all purpose flour
2 scant c. whole wheat flour
4 heaping Tbs. ground flax
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg 
1 scant tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 scant tsp. salt
1 c. chopped walnuts

Fold together the wet and dry ingredients, then smear the rather stiff batter into an extra long, greased and floured bread pan (or two regular bread pans). Sprinkle the top with:
2 Tbs. turbinado sugar

Bake at 375* for ~1 hr. and try to let cool before slicing.

 *If you happen to be baking somewhere less altitudinous than the Mile High City, make your dry ingredients NOT scant, decrease your oven temp to 350 and check to see if a poker comes out clean after an hour -- it might need a bit longer.