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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons orange peel, grated
2 cups zucchini, shredded
1 cup nuts, chopped
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon orange peel, grated
1 cup butter, melted


Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Cream butter or margarine. Gradually add sugar, beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in sifted dry ingredients, alternately with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla, orange peel, zucchini and nuts. Bake in a 10" tube pan at 350 degrees for one hour. Turn out on rack, let cool for 15 minutes, and glaze.

GLAZE: Beat together powdered sugar, orange juice, orange peel and melted butter.

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