The Monday Menu – Bread Machine Cake

Welcome to my first official post of the Monday Menu! I hope that you’re just as excited as I am about this new weekly feature and that you find a new recipe to try!

Also, if you have a recipe that you’d like to share let me know because I would be more than happy to have you as a guest poster here!

This weeks recipe is one that I’m not sure is one of the better ones, but I’m posting it in hopes that you’ve tried something similar and have had better results or have an idea to improve it.

Bread Machine Chocolate Cake

1/3 cup melted butter
2 large eggs — beaten lightly
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I didn’t have chocolate chips so I used Hershey’s syrup and I didn’t measure it either)

bread machine cake ingredients

The ingredients

Measure all ingredients except chocolate chips into baking pan. Bake on Cake setting. Add chocolate chips (Hershey’s syrup) when Bread Machine beeps.

My bread machine has a cake setting and it lasts about 2 1/2 hours which I thought was to long and I’m not sure why it needs that long either.

I let the cake go through the entire cycle and took it out as soon as it was through. It felt really heavy… a lot heavier than I had expected it to be. More like a bread than a cake.

Bread Machine CakeI figured since I went through all the work we’d give it a try and surprisingly it wasn’t that bad. Yes, it was very dense and not the cake like texture that I was hoping for, but the flavor was still pretty good.

Bread Machine Cake

I decided to save the bread cake! I sliced it and then placed it on the bottom of a dish and then topped it with a Jello Mousse Temptation kits. That… was a good idea! But of course I didn’t take a picture of that.

Okay, so have you made a cake in your bread machine? Did it turn out?

If not, what suggestions do you have for me?