Chocolate Zucchini Tube Cake

Submitted by Diane Hughes
This cake can be baked in a tube pan or a bundt pan.


¾ c. butter

2 c. sugar

2 eggs

2 t. orange juice

2 t. vanilla

½ c. milk

2 ½ c. flour

½ c. cocoa

2 ½ t. baking powder

1 ½ t. soda

1 t. cinnamon

1 t. salt

2 c. shredded zucchini


Cream butter & sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, orange juice, and vanilla.

Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Stir in zucchini.

Bake in greased and floured tube pan 1 hour at 350º.


In top of double boiler, melt 2 squares unsweetened chocolate with 3 T. butter.

Blend in 1 C. powdered sugar and ½ t. vanilla.

Add small amounts of hot water from bottom of double boiler, blending well after each addition, until glaze is smooth and of spreading consistency.