Zucchini Chocolate Cake

The kids will never know this lovely cake is filled with Zucchini! You can easily leave out the nuts or replace them with dates.


90 grams butter
1 tsp grated orange rind
1/2 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups SR flour
1/4 cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup milk
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup chopped pecan nuts or dates (optional)


Cream butter, sugar and rind until light and fluffy
Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition
Stir in sifted dry ingredients, milk, zucchini and nuts
Spread into loaf pan lined with baking paper
Bake 45 mins – stand for 3 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool

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