Chocolate Zucchini Cake 3

Course : Cakes
Serves: 10
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2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup soft butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
2 cups coarsely shredded zucchini
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation / Directions:

Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside. With a rotary mixer beat together the butter and sugar until they are smoothly blended. Add the eggs one at at ime, beating well after each addition. With a spoon, stir in the vanilla, orange peel, and zucchini, alternatley stir the dry ingredients and the milk into zucchini mixture, including the nuts with last addition. Pour batter into a greased and flour dusted 10 inch tube pan or bundt pan. Bake 350 oven for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes; turn out on wire rack to cool thoroughly. Drizzle glaze over cake. Cut in thin slices to serve. GLAZE: Mix glaze ingredients and beat until smooth.

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