Just as it does in muffins and breads, shredded zucchini lends moistness to this cake.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Brush a 6-cup Bundt pan with butter, and dust with flour, tapping out excess. Whisk together flour, baking powder, spices, and 1 teaspoon salt.

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  • Grate zucchini on the large holes of a box grater, then squeeze dry in a clean kitchen towel or press in a ricer. (You will need 2 1/2 cups.)

  • Stir together eggs and sugar, then stir in melted butter, zucchini, and orange zest and juice. Stir in flour mixture. Transfer batter to pan.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour (cake will rise quite a bit over the top of the pan but should not run over). Transfer pan to a wire rack, and let cake cool for 10 minutes. Run a paring knife around edges of cake to loosen, and turn out onto wire rack. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.

  • Brush several layers of orange glaze evenly over cake, and garnish with candied zucchini before serving.

Cook's Notes

Unglazed cake can be stored at room temperature, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 1 day, or frozen for up to 1 month.

Reviews (3)

43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
08/04/2012
You have to try this. It is a wonderful light cake, sweet but not overly so and so much flavor. The zucchini ribbons on top are worth the effort, they look so nice, but if you don't have the time they're not necessary because the cake is so good on its own.
Rating: Unrated
07/23/2012
This was fantastic and fairly easy to make. I skipped the anise, but used cardamom. I also used half summer squash and half zucchini. The result was light and flavorful, but not too sweet.
Rating: Unrated
07/23/2012
This was fantastic and fairly easy to make. I skipped the anise, but used cardamon. I also used half summer squash and half zucchini. The result was light and flavorful, not too sweet.
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