Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins With White Chocolate Ganache

17
Angie Walker

By
@AngieWalker

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate.... is there anything better? You can also see these with the story at alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Attention dark chocolate lovers: These zucchini muffins are tailor-made for you! These are the perfect summertime treat when zucchini is plentiful. They're dense and not overly sweet. For us, the texture was similar to coffee cake. The white chocolate ganache on top is a delicious touch and adds a bit of sweetness to the muffin. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 19 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12-14
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp
    instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    grated zucchini
  • 1 c
    Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate chips
  • GANACHE

  • 1 c
    white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream

How to Make Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins With White Chocolate Ganache

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare the muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Stir in the coffee granules and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat on low, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined.
  5. Add grated zucchini. Stir to thoroughly incorporate.
  6. Slowly begin to add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
  7. When everything is thoroughly mixed, stir in the dark chocolate chips.
  8. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups. I filled mine almost to the top. Bake muffins 20 - 25 minutes, or until wooden pick checks clean.
  9. Completely cool on wire rack.
  10. For the ganache, in a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chips and cream. Microwave on high in 20-second intervals, stirring after every 20 seconds. Do this until chocolate is soft enough to melt and become creamy with stirring.
  11. After muffins are completely cool, dip each top in the ganache.
  12. Set them back on a wire rack to dry.

Printable Recipe Card

About Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins With White Chocolate Ganache

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 89 Comments & Reviews

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes


When planning a menu for your summer cookouts, make sure to add a slab or two of ribs to your menu. When done right, they’re tender, flavorful, and oh so tasty. Whether you like your ribs grilled, oven-baked, or smoked we’re sharing something to suit everyone. These 10 fall-off-the-bone rib recipes are so good, have […]

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes


The Mediterranean “diet” has been popular for years, but it’s really not a diet. More so, it’s a healthier eating lifestyle that limits processed foods. It gets its name because it includes foods from regions around the Mediterranean Sea, like Greece, Italy, and Spain. Vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and healthy fats (such as olive […]

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer


Tomatoes are available year-round, but sweet and juicy they are at their prime in the summer. If you grow them, you may be wondering what’s the best way to use fresh tomatoes. By weaving them into as many meals as you can! How about in an easy gazpacho soup or bruschetta? Or, use fresh tomatoes […]