Zucchini Chocolate Cake with Orange Glaze

This moist and mouthwatering cake has a rich chocolate flavor,a hint of orange and is chock-full of zucchini and nuts.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake with Orange Glaze
Zucchini Chocolate Cake with Orange Glaze

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

70

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

70

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

Ingredients

  • Cake:

  • 1/2

    cup butter,softened

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1/4

    cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1

    tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2-1/2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2

    cup baking cocoa

  • 1-1/4

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2

    cup fat free milk

  • 3

    cups zucchini

  • 1/2

    cup chopped walnuts

  • 1

    tablespoon grated orange peel

  • Glaze:

  • 1-1/4

    cups confectioner's sugar

  • 1/4

    cup orange juice

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. Coat a 10-inch fluted pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with flour. 2. In a large bowl,cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time,beating well after each addition. Beat in applesauce and vanilla. 3. Combine flour,baking cocoa,baking powder,salt,cinnamon and soda;add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk,beating well after each addition. Fold in the zucchini,walnuts, and orange peel. 4. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake at 350degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 5. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely. 6. In a small bowl,combine glaze ingredients completely. Drizzle over the cake. 1slice=282cal,9gfat,42mgcholesterol,47gcarbohydrate,2gfiber,4gprotein

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