This is a very moist and flavorful zucchini bread. It makes a great snack or breakfast because the ingredients are so nutritious.

Dark and Moist Zucchini Cake


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 8×4 inch loaf pans.

2 In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs with the oil. Stir in the applesauce, brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, and honey. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon; combine with applesauce mixture until just moistened. Finally, stir in the zucchini and nuts. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.

3 Bake for 1 hour in preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


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