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Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake recipe? Learn how to make Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by musicshroom

Makes 16 servings



A chocolate-y dessert... NOBODY will know there's zucchini in it if you grate it finely!

Recipe Ingredients for Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake


Cake:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 ounce (1/4 cup) low fat yogurt
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 T. flax meal + 3 T. water (let sit for 8 min to create egg replacement)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup orange juice
3 cups grated zucchini (remove water!)
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 cup chopped almonds

Glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 T. orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour Bundt pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, applesauce, yogurt, and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, flaxmeal-water mixture, 2 teaspoons vanilla, milk, and orange juice to the butter mixture. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Fold in zucchini, orange zest and nuts.

  4. Pour into a greased and floured Bundt cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool, then drizzle with glaze.

  5. To make the glaze: In a small bowl mix together sugar, orange juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Invert cake onto serving dish, then pour glaze over.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 113.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
281
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Sodium
304mg
13%
Potassium
288mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
52.8g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
34.3g
Protein
5.6g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 7% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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