Courgette chocolate orange cake

    1 hour 25 min

    Very moist and different. A great cake.

    161 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 300g plain flour
    • 50g cocoa powder
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 170g butter
    • 375g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 125ml milk
    • 375g grated courgette
    • 1 tablespoon orange zest
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 150g icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour ring cake tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla and milk to the butter mixture. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Fold in courgette, orange zest and nuts.
    4. Pour into cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool, then drizzle with glaze.
    5. To make the glaze: In a small bowl mix together icing sugar, orange juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Invert cake onto serving dish, then drizzle glaze over.

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    Delicious and very, very moist. Made a very big cake. Daughter would have preferred it without the walnuts, so may remove them next time. Would definitely bake again.  -  09 Aug 2010


    Made this as our christmas dinner dessert all seven of us loved it! Easy to make early and, even though it didn't look it was very light.  -  25 Dec 2013


    very moist, not too sweet, hint of orange flavour, mu family really liked it.  -  30 Nov 2012