Monday, August 3, 2009

Menu Monday

Everyone please check out this post today! It made me cry!
(not that that is difficult lately)

Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
Mix first 4 ingredients until well blended, add remaining and bake at 350° for about 45 minutes.

This is the simplest recipe for zucchini bread, however you do need to watch the time because that isn't exact it is an estimate, I honestly can't remember how long I bake it every time and I forget to write it down.

As part of menu Monday I am also posting my latest attempts at cake...
So attempt #2 was pretty and had some piping work on it but it wasn't the greatest tasting, it was a basic yellow cake with white chocolate pudding filling. It had a chocolate butter cream frosting and basic butter cream frosting for the piping. It was my first try at piping and I obviously need a lot of practice.
Attempt #3 didn't get many points for technical merit but it was kind of pretty. I did make the chocolate curls on top, you can't see the white ones that well but they looked a lot better than the dark ones. The best part about this one was what S said about it.
"I usually am not much of a chocolate cake fan, but I have to say that is the best cake I have ever eaten!"
It was devils food cake that I made with cake flour instead of just all purpose. It had a basic butter cream frosting, I have to admit it was spectacular!


Kim Milius said...

I love the 2nd cake picture here, even though it wasn't "technical", still very pretty!

Secret to a great tasting cake every time: use a Duncan Hines mix & make as directed except add an extra egg & a small box of pudding. You'll need to cook it longer than it says on the box.

Trust me, this makes the best cakes in the world!

The Boob Nazi said...

I want some of that chocolate cake. NOW. I do know where you live.... :)

Sarah said...

come on up... there isnt much left though and you may have to fight S for it!

Jillene said...

I LOVE Zucchini bread!! And the cake looks GREAT!!

M-Cat said...

Nice job on the cakes!

My BD is coming up. I would like cake.

Leah said...

MMMMmmmmmm it WAS the best chocolate cake ever! I loved every bite of it. Josh and Rebecca really enjoyed it too when I brought it down last night. Thanks again for slaving away and making a totally from scratch cake. I feel so loved!

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