Zucchini cake is on the menu today. I did a little experiment with Mom's Gooey Chocolate Zucchini Brownies recipe. It wasn't entirely successful, but it was a good start overall. I went with the cake version, which adds two eggs to the brownie version, and tried it out on the CAKE cycle of my bread machine.
What I love about baking cake in the bread machine is that I can throw the ingredients in (along with my little helpers, Bug and Goose) and walk away. Come back 2 hours later and I have cake! It's a great way to bake cakes with young kids, even though the process is a little longer than baking a traditional cake.
I knocked the sugar down a bit too much (to 1 cup for sugar instead of the 1 1/2 cups originally in the recipe, or 3/4 cups of honey). So the cake turned out a bit less sweet than we'd usually like it. We topped ours with maple syrup and it was perfect! But, I think with 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of honey granules/sugar it'd be perfect on its own! It's definitely super chocolatey and filled with deliciously nutritious zucchini!
Bread Machine Zucchini Cake
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 cups flour (I use gluten-free)
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups honey granules or sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
Place all ingredients in the bread machine and run on the CAKE cycle.