Monday, June 4, 2007

The famous zucchini cake

Zucchini Cake/Bread (*Variations on a theme, i.e. clean pantry cake)

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour (plus 1/4 cup for coating zucchini)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
pinch salt
1 tsp. nutmeg

3 eggs
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup oil

2 cups of ground zucchini

1 cup each: dried cherries, chocolate chips (dark chocolate variety), toasted pecans or almonds, the list goes on..

Destructions, ahem, directions:
Preheat oven to 350.

Mix first 8 ingredients together and sift well. Either mix the next 4 ingredients separately and then add in, or use the well method to mix them in the center of your dry ingredients and then incorporate the rest of the dry mixture.

Coat zucchini with the 1/4 cup of flour and fold in with whatever accoutrements strike your fancy (this is where you add chocolate, cherries, dates, nuts, etc...).

Put into a well sprayed/greased cake pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Dust with cinnamon/nutmeg sugar or glaze with chocolate/butter glaze. Watch it disappear.

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