Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

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Ingredients:

•    100 gr margarine (I use Nutlex brand as it contains no milk additives)
•    1 Tsp grated Orange rind
•    1 cup Naturally Sweet Xylitol
•    2 cups grated Zucchini
•    ¼ cup Cocoa powder
•    1 ½ cups S.R gluten free flour  (I used Orgran Brand)
•    1 Tsp Guar gum
•    3/4 Tsp Cinnamon
•    2 Tbls Glycerine
•    1 Tsp Vanilla
•    2 eggs beaten
•    ½ cup chopped walnuts

Method:

Preheat fan forced oven to 160 Deg C
Grease a 15cm x 25cm loaf tin and line bottom with baking paper
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients
Cream margarine, rind and Xylitol until light and fluffy
Add eggs, glycerine and vanilla
Stir in zucchini, fold in rest of ingredients
Place in pan and bake for approx.  50 -55 minutes
Remove from oven and stand for 5 minutes before removing from Pan
When cool ice with orange icing

Icing

•    30 gr Milk free margarine
•    1 Tsp Orange rind
•    2 cups Xylitol icing sugar
•    approx. 2 Tbls icing sugar

Beat butter and orange ring in a bowl till smooth gradually add icing sugar and enough of the orange juice to give a spreadable consistency.

Recipe courtesy of Sue L Surfers Paradise

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