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?


20 Responses to The Monday Menu – Bread Machine Cake
  1. Kmama
    October 3, 2011 | 8:51 am

    We just gave our bread machine away. I never though of making a cake in it!

    • Jackie
      October 3, 2011 | 5:23 pm

      Gave it away?? Why would you do something like that?

  2. KLZ
    October 3, 2011 | 11:01 am

    That whipped cream looks heavenly.

    And the cake? I may just need to buy a bread machine now.

    • Jackie
      October 3, 2011 | 5:23 pm

      Bread machines are great! I use mine often to make bread or just the dough so I can shape it myself. Save me from having to do all that kneading.

  3. Eve
    October 3, 2011 | 11:20 am

    This looks yummy! I don’t have a bread maker, but I want one. When I get one, I’ll tell you how cake turns out. But for now I’ll just say it looks delicious!

    • Jackie
      October 3, 2011 | 5:22 pm

      I love mine and use it all the time. You can probably make it in the oven too.

  4. Eve
    October 3, 2011 | 11:21 am

    By the way, I like the changes you made to your blog. Nice colors lady!

    • Jackie
      October 3, 2011 | 5:22 pm

      Thank you! I really like it and think that it fits a bit more.

  5. blueviolet
    October 3, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    I never thought to make a dessert of any kind in there. I will now. Thanks!

    • Jackie
      October 3, 2011 | 5:21 pm

      Mine even has a setting for jam. Not sure if I’m going to try that one though.

  6. Elena
    October 3, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    No way! Cake in a bread machine? I have a bread maker that I haven’t had out forever. Think it’s time to pull it out again now that we can have cake. ;)

    • Jackie
      October 3, 2011 | 5:21 pm

      I use my bread machine all the time! Although this is the first cake I’ve made in it.

  7. Shannon
    October 3, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    Hello, I love the whipped cream on top of the cake. Makes a nice balance with the dense cake! Great job with your blog re-do!!! love the magic!

    Shannon : )


    • Jackie
      October 3, 2011 | 5:20 pm

      The whipped cream really helped out a lot! I wish that it were Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream though!

      Thank you!

  8. Missy @ Wonder, Friend
    October 3, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    Our bread machine went to appliance heaven, unfortunately. This looks divine, though – I’m bookmarking it for when we get a new machine!

  9. Mrs. Weber
    October 3, 2011 | 10:07 pm

    I don’t have a bread machine, but I’d still take that cake – even if it didn’t turn out perfect. I can’t resist the chocolate ;)

  10. Julie @ mamamash
    October 3, 2011 | 11:07 pm

    I don’t have a bread machine. I’m so ashamed. Love that we both did cakey bread for today though!

  11. Mary
    October 4, 2011 | 9:10 am

    I got my bread machine from my ex mother in law back in 1998.Used it maybe three times after reading the ingredients in store made breads I started making my own bread twice a bread now I leave my bread machine on my counter.So easy takes 5 min to add ingredients and I bake mine in the oven. I set mine on the dough cycle and bake at 350 for 25mins. Love it and it’s a lot cheaper and better for you….

    • Mary
      October 4, 2011 | 9:12 am

      I did not proof read . I meant twice a

  12. Jessica
    October 5, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    Sounds delicious! I don’t have a bread machine but I’ll eat chocolate break/cake anytime.

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