Tuesday, August 14, 2007
(adapted from a recipe in British Country Living)
6 oz. dark chocolate (70%)
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
1 cup finely grated zucchini (I peeled mine)
2 medium eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 F. Melt chocolate in a double boiler-keep warm. Whisk together eggs and oil; blend in melted chocolate. Add the grated zucchini. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the sugar and the dried cherries. Combine the wet ingredients, and the dry ingredients. Pour into 18 prepared cupcake tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until risen and skewer comes out clean.
I originally saw the recipe for these muffins on Deb's blog, Homespun Living, and then saw that Kelli (There is No Place Like Home) substituted chocolate chips for the cherries. I followed Kelli's suggestion, as I'm not a huge cherry fan. I think next time I'll make the recipe the original way.