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Topic: Chocolate Zucchini Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing  (Read 1565 times)
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« on: September 22, 2010 04:52:15 PM »

Okay, so this recipe is technically for chocolate-zucchini cake, but that is NOT what it tastes like.
This is the recipe (taken from http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2004/04/chocolate_zucchini_cake.php)

Chocolate & Zucchini Cake (BROWNIES!!)

- 240 grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour
- 60 grams (1/2 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 180 grams (1 scant cup) light brown sugar (I use unrefined cane sugar)
- 115 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature, or 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules or 2 tablespoons strong cooled coffee -- this is just to deepen the chocolate flavor, you won't taste it in the finished product
- 3 large eggs
- 350 grams (2 cups) unpeeled grated zucchini, from about 1 1/2 medium zucchini
- 160 grams (1 cup) good-quality bittersweet chocolate chips, or chopped chocolate
- Confectioner's sugar (optional)

Serves 12.

Preheat the oven to 180C (350F). Grease a 25-cm (10-inch) round springform pan or a 22-cm (8 1/2-inch) square pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a mixer (or by hand in a large mixing bowl), beat the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the vanilla, coffee, and eggs, mixing well between each addition.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the zucchini, chocolate chips, and about a third of the flour mixture, making sure the zucchini strands are well coated and not clumping too much.

Add the rest of the flour mixture into the egg batter. Mix until just combined; the batter will be thick.

Fold the zucchini mixture into the batter, and blend with a spatula without overmixing. Pour into the prepared cake pan, and level the surface.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer onto a rack to cool for 10 minutes, run a knife around the pan to loosen, and unclasp the sides of the pan. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar or a chocolate glaze if desired.

Now, I did not desire a glaze. I desired frosting, so I made cream cheese icing.
Very simple, just 1 pkg cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup icing sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla. Mix with electric beater (if you have it) or get a great arm workout Smiley
Wait until cake cools, ice, and devour. You might find it pretty rich, so small pieces are a good idea...well, they can be, anyway.
Also, this cake doesn't make a lot, so you are probably better off using a smaller pan for a nicer look end result. Mine kind of ended up looking a bit weak.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2010 12:53:21 PM by Vallyncia » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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