So, as we previously said, I have had a lot of work.
One may ask me: So, what do you do when you have a lot of work and deadlines, and you want to unwind?
My answer: I invent cooking challenges against myself, blast music, and dance (Turbo Jam style) while whipping up a batch of cake.
That is the first reason why I started this bake-off. The second reason was, that for a long time now, I have been meaning to see what the difference between carrot and zucchini loaf cake is. In order to be fair to both ingredients, I worked off of a new cake recipe, so that I would not be partial to the AMAZING family secret recipe for carrot cake. As you may have guessed I went to Smitten Kitchen, for inspiration.
NOTE: * These looked dangerously dry when they came out of the oven. Once they slightly cooled down, I quickly wrapped them in cellophane to lock in all the moisture. All baked goods using whole wheat flour, tend to absorb much greater amounts of liquid (you may want to add even a 1/2 cup extra shredded vegetable to inject even more moisture.) ** Nutmeg is a stupendous addition to this recipe because it really makes it warm and spicy! (would work great with pumpkin and beets too!)
I am a little partial to zucchini because of the beautiful green sparkles throughout the cake! (I wish there were some nice orange nuts to brighten up the carrot loaf!) But, it turns out that they really don’t taste very different. The only thing is that carrot added some further sweetness, zucchini had a little bit of a bite to it, almost as if it had a little extra kick of spice. (See how nice and moist i turned out?? CELLOPHANE believe in it!!)