Very moist and different.

Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
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  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour Bundt pan.

    2 In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

    3 In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla and milk to the butter mixture. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Fold in zucchini, orange zest and nuts.

    4 Pour into a greased and floured Bundt cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool, then drizzle with glaze.

    5 To make the glaze: In a small bowl mix together sugar, orange juice and vanilla. Invert cake onto serving dish, then pour glaze over.


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