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Chocolate Banana Zucchini Cake

 
One serving costs about $0.78

$0.78 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian
spoonacular Score:30%

Spoonacular Score: 30%

 

Chocolate Banana Zucchini Cake requires roughly about 45 minutes from start to finish. Watching your figure? This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 523 calories, 8g of protein, and 21g of fat per serving. For 78 cents per serving, this recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 8. This recipe is liked by 2 foodies and cooks. If you have confectioner's sugar - optional, all purpose flour, sugar, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a not so amazing spoonacular score of 26%. Users who liked this recipe also liked eggless banana chocolate cake | vegan banana chocolate cake, Oatmeal cake with zucchini, apple and banana, and Flourless Banana Zucchini Cake Cookies.

Cake works really well with Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. You could try NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry. Reviewers quite like it with a 5 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 19 dollars per bottle.

NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry

Very aromatic with notes of hazelnut, vanilla, and a touch of oak followed by sweet raisins and a touch of yeast. Clean lasting finish. Good now but will reward those allow it to age"". A favorite pre-prandial beverage. Consider it with nuts before dinner as an aperitif, or after dinner with dessert, especially chocolates and fruit-based desserts. Also wonderful on cold afternoons, served with biscotti to dip in ""Italian-style"". "

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Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cup
0.5 cup unsalted butter
unsalted butter
2 cups
2 cups all purpose flour
all purpose flour
0.5 cup
0.5 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp
1 tsp baking soda
baking soda
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps baking powder
baking powder
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
1 cup
1 cup light brown sugar
light brown sugar
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps white sugar
white sugar
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
1 tsp
1 tsp instant coffee granules
instant coffee granules
2 large
2 large eggs
eggs
1 cup
1 cup zucchini
zucchini
1 large
1 large banana
banana
1 cup
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
bittersweet chocolate chips
some
some sugar
sugar
0.5 cup unsalted butter
0.5 cup
unsalted butter
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups
all purpose flour
0.5 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
0.5 cup
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp
baking soda
0.5 tsps baking powder
0.5 tsps
baking powder
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup
light brown sugar
4 Tbsps white sugar
4 Tbsps
white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp
instant coffee granules
2 large eggs
2 large
eggs
1 cup zucchini
1 cup
zucchini
1 large banana
1 large
banana
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup
bittersweet chocolate chips
some sugar
some
sugar

Equipment

food processor
food processor
springform pan
springform pan
wire rack
wire rack
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
oven
oven
spatula
spatula
knife
knife
whisk
whisk
food processor
food processor
springform pan
springform pan
wire rack
wire rack
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
oven
oven
spatula
spatula
knife
knife
whisk
whisk


Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 10-inch cake or springform pan with oil. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a food processor, process the sugar and butter until creamy. You can also do this by hand using a sturdy spatula. Add the vanilla essence, coffee granules and eggs mixing well between each addition. Reserve a cup of the flour mixture and add the rest to the egg mixture. Mix until just combined. The batter will be thick. Add the mashed banana and mix. Don't overmix.The batter will be lumpy. Add the zucchini and chocolate chips to the reserved flour mixture and toss to coat. Fold into the batter and blend with a spatula- don't overmix. Pour into the prepared cake pan and level the surface with a spatula. Bake for 40-50 min, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool for 10 min, run a knife around the pan to loosen the cake and take the cake out carefully on the cooling rack. Let it come to room temperature. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar or glaze with melted chocolate.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.77
Ingredient
½ cups unsalted butter
2 cups all purpose flour
½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoons baking powder
1 cup light brown sugar
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
2 larges eggs
1 cup zucchini
1 large banana
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
some sugar
Price
$0.97
$0.33
$0.69
$0.01
$0.71
$0.07
$0.30
$0.02
$0.55
$0.36
$0.18
$1.93
$0.02
$6.13

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're worried about cholesterol and heart disease, you may have heard you should limit your egg consumption to one egg per day or eat only egg whites. However, new research suggests you might go ahead and eat your whole eggs. It turns out egg yolk contains valuable nutrients (the cartenoids that make it yellow are great for eye health, folic acid is great for brain health, and it has vitamins A, E, D, and K) and dietary cholesterol seems to have little influence on blood cholesterol levels.

  • Believe it or not, some sources say you can substitute avocado puree for butter when making brownies. Try it and let us know how it turns out!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If your recipe calls for ripe bananas and you only have green ones, stick the green bananas in a closed paper bag to speed up the ripening process. You can even put an apple in the bag with them since apples produce a lot of the gas that encourages ripening (called ethylene). This process takes some time, of course, so if you need ripe bananas immediately you might give the oven method a try.

  • If you've had your baking powder for awhile, make sure it's still going to work by mixing it with a little water. If it doesn't fizz, you need to replace it.

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Green Tips

  • Choose free range or organic eggs whenever possible! Even though they are more expensive, eggs are generally cheap to begin with, and eggs from cage-free chickens are worth the extra cost.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
520k Calories
8g Protein
20g Total Fat
78g Carbs
4% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
520k
26%

Fat
20g
32%

  Saturated Fat
14g
92%

Carbohydrates
78g
26%

  Sugar
44g
50%

Cholesterol
77mg
26%

Sodium
336mg
15%

Caffeine
16mg
5%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
8g
16%

Manganese
0.55mg
28%

Selenium
17µg
24%

Vitamin B1
0.29mg
19%

Folate
77µg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.3mg
18%

Iron
3mg
17%

Copper
0.34mg
17%

Fiber
4g
16%

Phosphorus
158mg
16%

Magnesium
53mg
14%

Potassium
446mg
13%

Calcium
127mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
11%

Vitamin A
466IU
9%

Vitamin B6
0.17mg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.65mg
7%

Vitamin E
0.87mg
6%

Vitamin C
4mg
5%

Vitamin K
3µg
4%

Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3%

Vitamin D
0.46µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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