As I mentioned in the previous post, yesterday was the day for me to provide lunch for the adult day care participants at my church. Let's discuss dessert first.:-)
I chose a recipe from my latest cookbook acquisition. It is called "Brenda's Chocolate Zucchini Cake."
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3 cups plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 (1-ounce) unsweetened chocolate baking squares, melted
3 cups grated zucchini
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 cup pecans, chppped
3 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
- Combine first 4 ingredients and set aside. Beat eggs at medium speed. Gradually add granulated sugar; beat until blended. Add melted chocolate and oil; beat until blended. Gradually add flour mixture; beat at low speed until blended; add vanilla. Fold in zucchini and pecans. Pour batter into a well-greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour and 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
- Combine: 1/4 cup melted butter
2 (1-ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate melted
Confectioners' sugar, small amounts gradually added by Tablespoons
- Mix together until glaze is of spreading consistency or can be drizzled on top of cooled cake.
As for the rest of the menu on Tuesday, it came from the deli of a nearby super market because the Labor Day week-end didn't find us at home! Where were we? More on that in a following post!
Thank you for reading. I really appreciate your comments.