Chocolate Zucchini Loaf!
August 17, 2011 § 1 Comment
Posted by Grace
Today I’m headed up to the cottage and I baked some goodies for my friends and I to eat around the campfire. My former neighbour, Mrs. Goodale, grows a big beautiful garden with her friend Rum, and they gave me some beautiful zucchinis. And so I’ve given chocolate zucchini cake a go, something I’ve never before attempted.
One of my favourite food blogs is Simply Recipes, and this is one of blogger Elise’s recipes.
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
2 1/2 cups regular all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups coarsely shredded zucchini
1/2 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a larger bowl cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gently stir in vanilla and zucchini.
Alternately stir the dry ingredients and the milk into the zucchini mixture.
Pour the batter into a buttered and flour-dusted 10-inch tube pan. Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes; turn out on wire rack to cool thoroughly.
Honestly I wasn’t sure that it was going to be very chocolatey. Only half a cup of cocoa had me tempted to add in some melted semi-sweet chocolate, but I resisted and trusted Elise’s recipe. The result is a mild chocolate loaf, not too sweet, but delicious. It’s not like eating brownies or chocolate cake, but more like a pumpkin loaf.