Zucchini and Chocolate Cake with Orange Glaze

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This is a wholesome cake with zucchini, chocolate, walnuts and a great mix of spices topped off with a tangy orange glaze.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 1/2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (60g) cocoa powder
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 175g butter
    • 2 cups (460g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs, whisked
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 3 cups zucchini, grated
    • 1 tablespoon orange zest
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • Orange Glaze
    • 1 1/4 cups (220g) icing sugar
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a ring tin.
    2. In a medium bowl sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla and milk to the butter mixture.
    4. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Fold in zucchini, orange zest and nuts.
    5. Pour into greased and floured ring tin. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool then drizzle with glaze.
    6. To make the orange 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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