Maggie Monday: Chocolate Zucchini Cake

The best way to eat your veggies!

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

There are so few veggies that you can build into a dessert. Carrots in carrot cake is a standout but other than that, there aren’t a whole lot of others. Zucchini, as it turns out, is another exception. Think zucchini bread and Maggie’s cake below…

Yea, this weekend go make this cake. This is pure yumminess, and with applesauce instead of oil, not really high in fat. It tastes great, and as most Bundt cakes, very pretty to look at. I’d recommend dusting the greased pan with cocoa. This cake is really moist, and I did have one tip that stuck in the pan. It is easily fixed with the glaze, but I think it might help to use the cocoa dusting.

Everyone in the house loved this, and I shared it with friends who were equally happy to gobble this up. Picky Pants daughter #2 was thrilled with this…

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Maggie Monday: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

Here’s a tasty treat you might enjoy.

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

Recently Maggie was laid up after having some surgery and in the middle of it I received a bunch of posts from her. Most of us would just lounge on the couch. Maggie? She keep going and going. Here she is…

Peanut Butter. Chocolate. I don’t really need to say much more about this post. Easy-peasy as traditional brownies but a nice change. I also like that you can taste the salt. Chocolate+salt= yum.

I like to vary “brownie” recipes at our house. “Brownie” (sorta like “Coke”  for soft drink or “Kleenex” for tissue) has come to mean pretty much any dessert I bake in a pan and cut into squares that can be eaten without a fork. Look for my daughter’s favorite “Orange Brownies” soon.

If you like peanut butter and chocolate, make these brownies.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

What you need:

½ cup smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup softened …

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