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Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake

zucchini, sugar, flour, butter, eggs, walnuts, milk, orange juice, cocoa powder, orange zest, baking powder, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon

Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake -


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

1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a Bundt pan.
In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla and milk to the butter mixture. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Fold in zucchini, orange zest, and nuts.
Pour into a greased and floured Bundt cake pan. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Before serving, drizzle with glaze.
To make the glaze: In a small bowl mix together sugar, orange juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Invert cake onto serving dish, then pour glaze over.

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