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Monday, August 29, 2016

Chocolate Orange Zucchini Cake with Orange Fudge Frosting and Joy List Monday

Chocolate Orange Zucchini Cake with Orange Fudge Frosting
Recipe by: Carla TePaske
1/2 cup of butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of whole milk
3 Tablespoons oil
9 Tablespoons baking cocoa
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups of shredded zucchini

Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and orange juice, beat well after each addition. Add in milk, oil and baking cocoa.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 
Gently fold in zucchini.

Prepare bunt pan ... grease well.
Spread batter in the prepared bunt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.


2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
6 Tablespoons butter
6 Tablespoons baking cocoa
1/4 cup of milk
1/2  tablespoon of orange juice

Beat powdered sugar, butter, cocoa, milk and orange juice. 
Spread frosting over cooled cake.


Joy List Monday
♥ a weekly ritual ♥
a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties and graces that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day

♥ Enjoying a new zucchini  cake recipe 
 ♥ Cooler temps.  =  snuggle time with my husband
♥ Continued garden harvest, still eating fresh cucumbers, beans, tomatoes and eggplant
 ♥ Evening walks with my husband
 ♥ Finding Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars eating on milkweed 


  1. Zucchini makes the best breads and cakes! And I've been looking for butterflies to photograph too! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  2. Never ever seen a chocolate cake look so rich and moist and fluffy and delicious!!

  3. This looks so good! I love that it uses zucchini!! What a sweet way to use it up! :)

  4. It looks divinely rich, moist, and decadent!

  5. That recipe sound luscious! Good reminder to enjoy the moments.

  6. Goodness this looks amazing and rich and fudgy. Thank you for always giving us those little reminders :)

  7. Yum -will have to save that recipe till zucchini season rolls around in my part of the world.

  8. Looks absolutely wonderful. I would never have thought of putting courgette in a cake - which probably explains why I rarely do any baking!

  9. I bet this recipe is outstanding with the orange juice! Pinning and trying this before zucchini season is over :)

  10. Carla, some people don't care for the combination of orange and chocolate, but I LOVE IT! I was just telling my son tonight that I was craving chocolate. This looks amazing. And that frosting!!!!!


  11. Looks lovely and moist.

    All the best Jan

  12. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing your recipe!

  13. What another wonderful Joy List!

    That cake looks amazing, too!!


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