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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake


When I once worked in a Café I ordered a similar cake from our supplier, excited to taste something new and see how customers would react. The cake was absolutely amazing, but none of our customers ordered it, they were not happy about the idea of putting vegetable in a sweet cake. Well, after a few attempts I decided not to mention zucchini and… yes, they ordered that beautiful chocolate cake, asking what made it so special.
I found this recipe on the internet and added a few other ingredients I thought would work. It’s gorgeous, so you who are scared to add vegetable in your chocolate cake, don’t be, TRY IT! You won’t regret. You will find the recipe in my comments.

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  1. Ingredients:

    1½ cups caster sugar
    ½ cup softened margarine or butter
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    ¼ cup oil
    2 large eggs
    2½ cups all purpose flour
    ¼ cup cocoa powder
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1tsp baking soda
    ½ cup buttermilk
    2½ cups grated zucchini
    1 cup chocolate chips
    ½ cup chopped walnuts
    ½ cup chopped hazelnuts

    Preheat the oven to 175 dgrees C.
    In a large bowl beat the eggs with sugar, add the margarine and then the rest of the ingredients. Combine well and pour into well greased 30 - 20 cm baking tin. Bake at least for 35 minutes. You can check to see if the cake is cooked by poking a wooden stick right into the centre of the cake. Remove it after 5 seconds and if it comes out clean the cake is cooked. Allow the cake to cool on a rack and frost with lovely chocolate frosting.
    I think it's never gonna turn out wrong with a lovely chocolate & coffee frosting :)

    For the frosting:

    1/3 cup (75 g) butter
    8 oz (220 g) sweet or semisweet dark chocolate
    2 tablespoon light corn syrup/honey
    2 tablespoon hot espresso or very strong coffee

    Mix butter, chopped chocolate, syrup and coffee and heat in a double boiler until melted. Stir until smooth and spread over the cake.

    You can use honey instead of corn syrup, it will defo work :)

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