This perfectly moist Zucchini Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze will make a beautiful addition to any meal!
We got our first zucchini out of the garden last week and you would have thought I won the lottery I was so excited. It kind of snuck up on me, hidden behind one of the tomato plants and man, when I found that baby, it was awesome!
I immediately starting thinking of all sorts of zucchini recipes I wanted to make but landed on this one – a gorgeous Zucchini Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze.
There is something about zucchini recipes that make me happy. It’s amazing how a simple vegetable can be so versatile. Brownies, cakes, cookies, bread, quiche – I think zucchini goes with everything :)
The extra moisture that the zucchini provides to this cake is outstanding. This may be the most perfectly moist cake I’ve ever tried.
I love how delicate this cake is despite the incredible mositure. It feels like a true delicacy.
The fresh orange juice and orange zest really brighten up this beautiful bundt cake. I love seeing the specks of orange throughout the cake as well as the glaze – little bits of bright, fresh flavor.
This cake disappeared far too fast and we are now all eagerly awaiting our next zucchini – fresh from the garden!
- 1-2 zucchini (you will need three cups)
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for bundt pan)
- 2½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1¼ cups granulated sugar
- 12 Tbls butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 Tbls orange zest
- 2 Tbls fresh orange juice
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 3 Tbls fresh orange juice
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Grate zucchini and then squeeze dry in a kitchen towel to remove excess water. Measure out three cups.
- Grease a 6-cup bundt pan and lightly flour. (Make sure to tap out excess flour.)
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Stir together eggs and sugar. Gradually mix in melted butter, zucchini, orange zest and juice.
- Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
- Let cake cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes before inverting the cake pan and turning it out onto a wire rack. Let cool for an additional 30 minutes before glazing.
- Whisk glaze ingredients together and drizzle over slightly cooled cake. If glaze is too thick, add more orange juice. If it is too thin, whisk in more sugar.
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