Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake

My mom has been making this Chocolate Zucchini Cake ever since I can remember and it has always been a favorite of mine.  My gardening skills are pretty limited, so I don't usually have an over abundance of zucchini like those of you with zucchini growing in your gardens.  This year, however, my zucchini plant is cranking out zucchini like crazy and I am loving it.  It gives me a good excuse to make zucchini bread and of course this Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake.  To make this cake you start by mixing up a simple chocolate cake batter, stir in some zucchini for moisture, sprinkle it with some chocolate chips, and top it all off with a simple powdered sugar glaze. 
Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake
3 Eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Zucchini, shredded
6 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Glaze:
1 and 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
 Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  In a mixing bowl whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Set aside.  In the bowl of your mixer add the eggs, both sugars, oil and vanilla. Mix until combined.  Stir in the shredded zucchini.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 cake pan.  Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top of the batter.  Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow the cake to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before adding the glaze.  For the glaze whisk the powdered sugar and water together until fully combined and there are no more clumps of powdered sugar.  Drizzle the glaze evenly over the cake.  Allow the glaze to set up for a few minutes and then serve warm or allow the cake to cool before serving. Enjoy!

I originally shared this recipe over at Orsoshesays.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Several months ago I shared  with you the recipe for the  best  Whole Wheat Bread  ever.  I had been on a hunt for a long, long, long time to find the perfect recipe for me and I was so excited to finally find one that I absolutely LOVE!  This Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread is made using the same base recipe as my whole wheat bread.  After you the dough is finished mixing you simply roll it out, drizzle a little honey over it, sprinkle with some cinnamon, roll it up and you have Cinnamon Swirl Bread.  If you are a fan or raisins (I am not)You could probably even throw a few in and make

Monday, July 1, 2013

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

With the temperature really heating up around here lately I've tried to use my oven as little possible.  These rice crispy treats were the perfect way to satisfy our sweet tooth with out having to turn on the oven and heat up the house.  I even took it one step further and did all the heating and melting in the microwave so there's no time spent

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rainbow Fruit Kabobs and Rainbow Colors Scavenger Hunt

I have a fun activity and snack for you today to help your little ones learn and have fun at the same time.  My 2 boys have been having so much fun participating in the Hogwarts Summer Fun Challenge over at Puddle Wonderful Learning.  One of their challenges was to

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Scones

 I still can't believe I went the first 20 something years of my life with out having tasted a scone.  Oh but don't worry, I've been doing my best to make up for it in the last couple of months since I first made these Glazed Cinnamon Scones.  I warned you all to expect more scone recipes soon, so without further ado I introduce to you these soft, buttery, berry filled, lemon glazed scones AKA Lemon Glazed Blueberry Scones.  The lemon and blueberry flavor is so bright and fresh tasting making them the perfect scone for the summer season.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mini Cinnamon Muffins

A while back I started seeing recipes for donut muffins pop up all over the web.  They sounded amazing.  Of course I had to check them out.  Who wouldn't?  I was surprised to find that most of the recipes were the same idea as these amazing Cinnamon Muffins my family had loved ever since I was a kid.  I had never thought of them to be like a donut before, but

Friday, June 14, 2013

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

When I made these snickerdoodle blondies I said I didn't think I would ever have the desire to make regular snickerdoodle cookies again.  Well, that was before I met these Brown Butter Snickerdoodles!  You see these are not just any old regular snickerdoodle.  These are
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