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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.

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  • 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


Servings 16
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 70mins


Step 1

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.


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