Friday, February 13, 2009

Best Ever Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I got this recipe from my grandma - who I think secretly adds a poof of grandma magic to everything she cooks. I swear I don't know what she does but everything that comes out of her kitchen is so super good. This really tastes more like a cake than bread, it makes a fabulous dessert.
You would also never guess that it is a low fat recipe either. The applesause and sour cream really make it moist but not too dense as some breads are known to be.

2 oz unsweetened chocolate
3 eggs
11/2 cups sugar
1/2 oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup low fat sour cream
2 cups grated zucchini
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Spray your pans with Pam. 2 loaf pans or a cake pan.
Melt unsweetened chocolate on stovetop or microwave.
In large bowl combine eggs, sugar, oil, zucchini, vanilla and melted chocolate. Add sour cream, applesauce. Beat well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Add chocolate chips and mix until coated. Do not over mix. Pour into pans and bake 60 to 70 minutes for loaf pans, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cute Valentines Idea

I had to keep this for my records and to share with you. So cute! My husband is a die hard cheesecake fan (come to think of it he's really just a die-hard food fan generally speaking!) so I am going to make one for him and then add these little Oreo Cakester babies as decoration. Thanks Bakerella!