Sunday, August 19, 2012
Chocolate Beet and Zucchini Cake Recipes
You might normally love beets and zucchinis, but by this point in the season it might be time to try and switch up your cooking routine to keep things fresh and exciting. Here are two or our favorite indulgences to keep your sweet tooth satisfied. Note: both are excellent with ice cream, of course!
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Pre-heat oven to 325F. Grease bundt or tube pan.
1.5 cups Flour
0.5 cup Cocoa
1.5 tsp baking powder
1.5 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Sift the dry ingredients together ingredients together.
0.75 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp lemon juice
0.5 cups milk
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and stir. Add vanilla and lemon juice. Stir in zucchini. Add flour mix and milk, alternating half of each at a time.
Filling (optional, but why not?)
0.5 cup Butter
1 8oz. package cream cheese (we also use chevre or quark)
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
Cream the first 4 ingredients of the filling. Then add the chocolate chips. Pour half of the cake mixture into the prepared pan. Spread the filling over the first layer and then cover with remaining chocolate cake mix. Bake for 1 hour or longer, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Deep Dark Chocolate Beet Cake
About 2 cups cooked, peeled, pureed smooth and cooled Beets
3 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate
1.5 cups Sugar
1 cup Vegetable Oil
1.75 cups flour
0.5 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
5 ounces semi-sweet dark chocolate
Preheat over to 350F. Lightly grease a 13”X9”X2” baking pan.
Melt chocolate in a small double boiler and set aside to cool.
In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, oil and eggs. Stir in beets and melted chocolate. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Fold dry ingredients into beet mixture.
Scrape into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
To glaze, melt chocolate in whipping cream in a small double boiler and drizzle over cake.