Chocolate Orange Zucchini Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Orange Zucchini Cake

Win Spicer

By
@debaylady

Like a bit of orange with your chocolate? So do I! It takes this cake and frosting to a higher level. Always get requests to make it and to share the recipe.


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Serves:

16

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
3/4 c
unsalted butter, softened
2 c
sugar
3
large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
orange extract
2 tsp
fresh grated orange rind
2 c
grated zucchini, drained
1/2 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
chopped walnuts, optional

COCOA ORANGE FROSTING

4 Tbsp
softened unsalted butter
2 c
powered sugar
3 1/2 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
fresh grated orange rind
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
4 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
2
In a large bowl, with mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat after each one. Add vanilla and orange extracts, orange rind, and drained zucchini. Beat on medium to blend together.
3
Mix in dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk. Stir until well blended. If using nuts, stir them in now. Pour batter into prepared bundt or tube pan.
4
Bake in preheated 325 degree oven 55-60 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. Cool on wire rack 8-10 minutes then turn out on cake plate to finish cooling.
5
Cocoa Orange Frosting: In a medium bowl, cream butter and powered sugar. Add cocoa and mix until well blended. Beat in milk, orange rind, and both extracts. Spread on plated cool cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American