Monday, January 12, 2009

Zuccholate? Chococchini?

Unfortunately here at Baker's Cakes, some people are not as fond of vegetables as others. I won't mention any names...

What Thing 1 and Thing 2 didn't know, as they gobbled up these muffins, is that they were teaming with zucchini! Chocolate Zucchini Muffins! And they are GOOD!

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3 Eggs
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Oil
4 Small Zucchini (raw pureed)
1 teaspoon Vanilla 
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips

Stir together eggs, sugar, and oil. Add pureed zucchini and vanilla. Mix until combined. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake 350' for approximately 20-25 minutes. Makes 24 muffins.

If you are the kind of person who sees a recipe with cocoa powder in it and automatically doubles the amount of cocoa powder, don't! I already did that for you! My other disclaimer is, I realize that just because this recipe has zucchini in it, it doesn't make it "healthy." It's hard to make that claim and then add two cups of sugar and a cup of oil! If you are the type of person that likes to substitute apple sauce for oil, reduce sugar, and substitute whole wheat for white flour, by all means, knock yourself out. But these muffins are tasty just as is! And I'll make veggie lovers out of Thing 1 and Thing 2 yet!


  1. that picture of the girl looks like she may have eaten some "special" brownies!

    the dad

  2. recipe looks a little familiar...xo:)

  3. I'll print this out. Can't wait to try them. I think these could work at our house too!