Chocolate Zucchini Socca. Filled and Drizzled

March 11, 2011

We started the week with Vegan Cookie Dough Ricotta rescuing Monday. We’re ending the week with Chocolate Zucchini Socca stuffed with that Monday rescuer. Kinda like bringing whole the week, and fun recipes, around full circle. So, without further ado, or any more teasing, Friday’s sweet and savory chocolate laden baked meal:

Chocolate Zucchini Socca. Filled with Vegan Cookie Dough Ricotta and drizzled with date syrup… and love because why not..

Isn’t life just grate? Get it? Grate? 😉

Bake your cookie dough vehicle.

Sandwich the goods.

Take a few more pictures.

Then drizzle to your heart’s content.

Chocolate Zucchini Socca

[sandwiched with Vegan Cookie Dough Ricotta and drizzled with sweet date syrup]

The socca that changed their life provided me a pretty tasty, filling, and fun recipe to create and share. Recipe adapted from Pure2Raw Chocolate Socca recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • stevia, or sweetener to taste (about 1/8- 1/4 cup liquid agave or honey works nicely)
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1 1/4 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil*

Shred the zucchini and place in a large bowl. Combine the rest of the ingredients in with the zucchini and set aside.

Place coconut oil in a spring form pan and place in a 400 degree oven for 2 minutes, heating the coconut oil. (*you could use olive oil, still heating it before pouring the batter into the pan)

When the oil is melted, carefully remove pan from oven and swirl the oil to make sure it coats the whole bottom of the pan. Pour the chocolate socca batter onto the heated oil.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until the sides of the socca pull away from the pan and the center looks done. You’ll know. 😉

Let socca cool for 10 minutes before slicing into [fun shapes!] triangles and placing a large amount of Vegan Cookie Dough Ricotta (or other fun ingredients- peanut butter would be Heavenly!) on top. Pile on another socca triangle and top with a drizzle of choice. Mine was Organics Are For Everyone Date Syrup.

Your topping could include, more Cookie Dough, maple syrup, cinnamon, Greek yogurt, ice cream, whipped cream, frosting!!, nut butters, chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, kabocha (cause I LOVE it), … you see where this is going. The options are endless. 🙂

With whom can you show more unconditional love? I can definitely show myself some extra love. A relaxing night, warm blanket, and a movie await me after work.

What can you give away today? I’m giving you a recipe and a virtual hug… ’cause you all rock. 😉

Did I live up to all the teasing I’ve done with this one? Hope so!

 

Whenever you have any bump in the road, whether it’s two weeks or two years, there are so many naysayers. Let it fuel you. Don’t take it personally. Go out and prove them wrong.

-Jenny (Barringer) Simpson, Olympian and American recordholder in the steeplechase

Just a little Friday inspirational quote to get you through your day. Happy Weekend, my friends!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Christin@purplebirdblog March 13, 2011 at 8:06 AM

Based on your toppings suggestions, I would totally go with peanut butter in the middle and kabocha on top… I could die happy at that point, I’m sure. 😉

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Christine (The Raw Project) March 12, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Wow, this socca looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it! Amazing pictures, seems like a good way to carb-load for tomorrow’s race – right? 🙂

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kate March 12, 2011 at 4:15 AM

oh my! i now know what i will be making to eat up the rest of my cookie dough hummus 🙂 thank you for the inspiration. what kind of pan do you make your socca in? i tried mine in a spring form pan the first time and most of the oil leaked out the sides.

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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan March 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Ohh, this looks SO good. The date syrup makes it extra awesome!

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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel March 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

we are similar when it comes to taking photos- i also love to get all the best angles of food, especially when its something as scrumptious as you chocolate zuchinni socca!!! i would never have heard about socca before this post, but i definitely could easily become a socca fan! <3

xoxo

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Pure2raw twins March 11, 2011 at 4:34 PM

I have no words….seriously looks amazing!!! I know I will be making this soon, perhaps this weekend 🙂

Hugs back to you girl!!

Thanks for the email, I will write you back soon!!!

Love ya

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Mama Kelly aka Jia March 11, 2011 at 3:49 PM

This cake looks simply divine! And that cookie dough “ricotta” sounds too good to be true. Both recipes are bookmarked for my next vegan baking experiment.

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Ela March 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM

I prefer to think of it as ‘sharing’ rather than giving away–you still get to keep it, right? I shared some cool recipes today, and some thoughts about things that have been helping me. And I shared some of my money (no, guess I didn’t still get to keep it!) with things that I believe in that will also help me.

Delicious recipes there, and good on you for self care.

Have a great weekend!
love
Ela

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Danielle March 11, 2011 at 11:11 AM

So jealous! For some reason the grocery stores in my neck of the woods have been out of zucchini due to bad crops or something?! :/ so I haven’t been able to get my hands on it for a couple of weeks now! your posts always looks so yummy =)

Oh and I also wanted to ask you what do you put in your green smoothies that you have everyday??? =)

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Sara March 11, 2011 at 11:02 AM

How many servings does this yield?

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Gillian March 11, 2011 at 9:27 AM

This looks incredible! I need to try making socca soon!!

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Kelly Michelle March 11, 2011 at 7:44 AM

I have dying zucchini in my crisper drawer, I think you just saved them.

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nelly March 11, 2011 at 7:36 AM

all i can say is yum…this looks like something i need to eat right now…why don’t you come over and bring me some???? hehe…as if!!!!

have a beautiful weekend my girl!!!

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salah@myhealthiestlifestyle March 11, 2011 at 7:03 AM

LOVE that inspirational qupte! I’ve bookmarked this recipe 🙂

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Sable @ Squat Like A Lady March 11, 2011 at 6:09 AM

YUM that looks good!! Now if only I had the ingredients 🙁

I could definitely show everyone in my life some more unconditional love. I am a really feel-y person, I just don’t show it enough!! I’m going to make that the focus of my weekend though — thanks for the reminder!

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Katie March 11, 2011 at 6:08 AM

You’ve been bookmarked, my dear. And added to the list of things to make this weekend. This is going to be my “cookie” baking project for the weekend.

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Ernie March 11, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Not quite sure how you are gonna make this right … but I figure by the end of March your blogs are gonna be responsible for bout 15 Lbs!!!! Thanks for making my mornings so YUMMMMMMY!!!!

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Christine March 11, 2011 at 5:21 AM

Holy crap! Your new blog layout and posts are making me really hungry, haha. Looks awesome!

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Maggie@livingfoojunkie March 11, 2011 at 4:56 AM

What a lovely and delicious post Lori! 🙂 You are so creative with your ideas and recipes. I love reading your posts! I’m sending a little love back at you! Happy Friday!

xoxo
~Maggie

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Kat March 11, 2011 at 4:45 AM

I seriously need to get chickpea flour. So so badly! This looks so incredible, I almost hate you for posting it! Now Im going to go eat breakfast and it is going to be so ugly and boring compared to this 😉

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