How can there be bad kittens? I look around at the shredded piles of toilet paper and I see only good kittens who sometimes do bad things. That said, it is pretty hard to shake the sense that Tangerine is truly a bad, bad kitten pretending at occasional goodness -- what's with all the glowing demon-eyes in the photos!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Today we made Chocolate Zucchini Loaf (Bread).

We're waiting for it to cool now.

Here is the recipe that we followed. The link to the original recipe is in this posting.


1 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed with alkali)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce (instead of 1/2 cup canola oil because apple sauce makes the cake more moist)

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup golden brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and dry spices. Set aside.

In mixer, beat eggs, apple sauce, sugars, and vanilla extract until well-blended.

Fold in shredded zucchini

Add flour mixture, beating until well-combined.

Gently fold in chocolate chips.

Scrape batter into greased 9 X 5 X 3 loaf pan.

Bake at 350 for 55 minutes. Perform futile tests with toothpicks for done-ness.

Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Remove bread from pan and cool completely.