Friday, September 4, 2009

Food Fun Friday- Chocolate Zucchini Bread


Chocolate Zucchini Bread -- yum yum
yes you read about this on Lauren's blog... OR if you didn't... here it is
--I'll add my comments later--

Chocolate Zucchini Bread {makes 2 loaves}
Recipe by OurBestBites.com found here

2 C flour
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t baking soda
6 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 C canola oil
1 C sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
3 eggs
2 t vanilla
1/2 C sour cream
3 C grated zucchini
3/4 C mini chocolate chips

Topping:
2 T brown sugar
2 T white sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 loaf pans and set aside.

Mix topping ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Place flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

With a stand or hand mixer beat oil, white sugar, brown sugar, and eggs until combined and slightly fluffy, 1-2 minutes.

Add vanilla and sour cream and mix until combined.

Gently stir in the grated zucchini.

Take a spoonful of the flour mixture and stir in with the chocolate chips (that will help keep them evenly distributed.) If you only have regular chocolate chips, or a chocolate bar, just give it a chop so it's the size of mini chocolate chips. Stir remaining flour mixture into batter and mix just until combined. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Divide the batter between the two pans, sprinkle topping over each.

Bake in your preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.

When it's done a toothpick or skewer should come out without goopy batter on it and the top will be gorgeous and cracked with sugar.

Let it cool on a rack for 5-10 minutes and then remove from pans. You definitely have to eat a slice warm. And slathered with butter.


--I made mine in 5 little mini loafs (the foil disposable ones)
THIS WAS GREAT!!! and it took 50 minutes.
-- The second batch I made I used 2 loaf pans, cooked it for an hour and the toothpick came out clean.... but the loafs were so "moist" they broke in two... lengthwise.
They were still pretty tasty, EVERYONE at work gave it a thumbs up...
but I still like regular zucchini bread/cake better!

4 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Sue said...

I'm giving this one to my mom...She loves zucchini and all of its derivatives.

Lauren said...

you know, i LOVE this recipe. It was crumbly and moist, but i could still just hold a piece and eat it (of course, with every bite I left a crumb trail for ryker to clean up, so he loved the bread too). Will liked it but said he preferred my regular recipe better... I did not. Add chocolate to a dessert and in my mind it becomes infinitely more yum!

Kiurious said...

Maybe i can make this in my breadmaker? I will try it once it gets here. Thank you mom!

Suzanne said...

Yum...Looks so good!