Thursday, August 09, 2007

Overrun With Zucchini?

Here's a recipe from H:
Carrot and Zucchini Chocolate Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp each nutmeg, allspice, and salt
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots (very fine)
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (very fine)
1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate baking chips (I used 1 cup)
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
powdered sugar

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.

Stir in carrots, zucchini, and chocolate chips.

In a small bowl, beat oil to mix with eggs; add to dry mixture and stir to moisten well.

Spread batter in an oiled 9 by 13 baking dish.

Bake at 325 F until toothpick comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes.

Cool on a rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and cut into squares.

Yield: 12 servings.

1 large zucchini = 4 cups finely shredded zucchini
1 1/3 recipe = 36 large muffins (325 F for 20 minutes for 2 pans of muffins)
1 recipe = 30 large muffins

I use only zucchini in this recipe --- that is, I substitute zucchini for the carrot and end up using 3 cups of shredded zucchini. And I freeze shredded zucchini in one cup blobs, so I can easily make this recipe at any time of the year.
Mmmmm! Disguise zucchini as chocolate cupcakes, and even I eat it! (I've taste tested this recipe, and it passes with flying colours!)


dragon knitter said...

you should send that recipe to crazy aunt purl. she's got zucchini so large they're taking jobs at her office!

noricum said...

I did... whether or not she'll use it, who knows? But while I was posting it there, I figured I'd post it here too. ;)

Knitted Gems said...

Thanks for sharing, Noricum! I was looking for a new cake recipe to try for my birthday this weekend.

noricum said...

Welcome. Happy birthday!