When trying to make a desserty kinda snack yesterday, a single serving chocolate zucchini cake to be more specific, I managed to make 2 rookie baking mistakes:
1. I didn’t follow to the recipe (my own recipe nota bene!).
I baked the mix for 13 minutes instead of the required 15 to 20 minutes.
But the top already looked so good, and I used a toothpick and I came out clean…which was a result of my greediness,since I felt to need to over- fill the ramekin. The top was done all right, but the centre.. that’s a different story!
2. I under-greased my ramekin
Need I say more?
The result was kind of a moelleux zucchini cake which further resulted in a giant mess!
See that crater on the left?!
Before putting the cake on this white coffee table I was taking photographs at my mum’s dining table and the crater decided to shed zucchini-chocolate lava! I’m sorry mum, I’ll clean up the mess later, promised!
Zucchini lava on dining table and melted pudding on white coffee table
I decided to eat this guy at the kitchen table and was smart enough to use paper towels to prevent more damage to be done
This cake left a trail of chaos and destruction!
But it was so very worth it !
I’ll now hand over the recipe, but you have to promise to let it bake long enough?!
‘Single Serving Zucchini Chocolate Cake’
- 4 T of whole wheat flour
- 1 T of oats
- 1/2 t of baking powder
- dashes of cinnamon and salt
- 1 t cocoa powder
- 3 t sunflower seeds (optional, they add some crunch)
- some zucchini
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- 1 T plain yoghurt
- 1 a 2 T milk
- 1 t melted butter or (coconut) oil
Preheat oven to 180°c (360 F).
Mix wet and dry ingredients in 2 separate bowls. Gently fold wet ingredients under dry ones. You can add a tablespoon of sugar if you’re a real sweet tooth!
Put the mixture in a greased bowl.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. (I think you guys understand the importance of those 15 minutes by now ;))
If you want to mimic the moelleux element, I’d suggest putting a piece of dark chocolate in the middle of your mixture after you poured it into a ramekin, it will get nice and melty but it won’t leave such a mess 😉
(or at least let us hope it won’t!)
As for not greasing the bowl enough…
that’s something the dishwasher will have to deal with!