Thursday, December 9

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

image from here

About time for a yummy summer treat! I've been hanging out to make this again (with our delish Zucchini's out of our garden!!


  • 2 1/2 cups regular all-purpose flour, unsifted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 cups coarsely shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Glaze (directions follow)


Preheat the oven to 180°c.

1 Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.

2 With a mixer, beat together the butter and the sugar until they are smoothly blended. Add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition. With a spoon, stir in the vanilla, orange peel, and zucchini.

3 Alternately stir the dry ingredients and the milk into the zucchini mixture, including the nuts with the last addition.

4 Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes (test at 45 minutes!) or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes; turn out on wire rack to cool thoroughly.

5 Drizzle glaze over cake.

Glaze: Mix together 1 cup icing sugar, 2 Tablespoons milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth.

hope you get time to make this one!! I'll try do recipe post's for the next few days =) I find summer is so busy its even harder to get dinner on the table at 6pm let alone know what to cook!! but baking on the other hand mmm wish i could bake all day!!!

1 comment:

  1. Yum!!
    My partners sister is having chocolate zucchini cake for her wedding cake in jan!mmm mmm mmmm


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