Here's Mom's recipe:
5 eggs, beaten
2 c sugar
1 c oil
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 T cinnamon (yes, two tablespoons)
2 c grated zuchinni
1/2 c nuts
Bake 30 min in 350 degree oven or until done.
That's it, no step by step instructions. She assumes you know how to bake.
For those of you unsure...cream together the first 3 ingredients, then add the rest except zuke and nuts. Mix that lightly, then fold in the zuke and nuts.
As for the frosting, you can use any white frosting recipe you like. Cream cheese frosting is great on these, which taste like a spice cake/carrot cake. Frosting from a can works too.
I used this recipe, which creates a very creamy almost filling more than frosting.
5 T flour
1 c milk
Stir together in saucepan and heat until thick. Let cool.
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c margarine (I'm not a margarine fan, I used butter)
1 c sugar
1 t vanilla
Then add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
Must be stored in the refrigerator! It is probably a good idea to store the bars in the fridge anyway, because they are very moist.
Mom got stung by a wasp yesterday. I saw that she was by the (sadly currently disabled) car and had the door open, so I started walking over to guide her away and close the car door. The cat was sitting on the roof of the car. Mom cried out and started moving toward me, at first I thought the cat had scratched her. But she was moaning a little and holding her hand, so I started running. When I got closer, I saw several wasps flying about. I hustled Mom away and into the house as fast as I could. By the time we got to the house, she was singing. She was holding her hand a little, but I couldn't really tell where she got stung. I assume it just got her a little, her hand didn't swell anywhere that I could tell, but I did hold it under cold water for a while. She was getting impatient, just wanted to get back to her puttering.
I went back out to shut the car door, and sure enough, there was a wasp nest in the door. I generally have a live and let live, tread lightly on the earth policy, but unfortunately for these wasps I'll have to change that. I can't have a wasp nest where Mom will get stung, and she likes to play with car doors enough that I know this won't be the last time she'll open the door. Sure, I could lock the doors, but they would still be in there and still be disturbed by Mom trying to open the door. I'll have to get some wasp killer. I'm sorry wasps, but Mom comes first.