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Cinnamon and Orange-Spiced Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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Description

They’ll never know a veggie’s hiding in here.

Ingredients

  • 3 whole Medium Zucchini, Peeled And Chopped
  • Butter, To Grease The Pan
  • 1-⅓ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1-⅓ cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ⅔ cups Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (not Dutch-processed)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3 whole Cinnamon-orange Black Tea Bags, Opened
  • 1-¾ cup Sugar
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • ⅔ cups Canola Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar, For Garnish (optional)

Preparation

1. Add the peeled and chopped zucchini to a food processor and process until it forms a chunky paste. Use the zucchini paste to make this cake immediately, or cover the zucchini paste and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days until you’re ready to make the cake.
2. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a standard bundt cake pan with butter.
3. Whisk together the flours, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and tea (from the opened tea bags) together in a large bowl; set aside.
4. Beat together the sugar, eggs, and oil until fluffy, then beat in the zucchini (with any juices that have seeped out), molasses, and vanilla.
5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet all at once and whisk until just combined, being careful not to over-mix.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
7. Place the pan on a wire rack and cool completely in the pan, then run a knife along the outside of the cake and invert it onto a platter to remove it.
8. Before serving, sprinkle with a dusting of powdered sugar if desired.

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aliceb on 1.16.2014

This cake was lovely! I had everything on hand except the tea so I used actual orange zest and a little juice instead. I was having to eat dairy free at this time, so it was awesome to find a yummy chocolate cake with absolutely no dairy. Will definitely make again!

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