A fantastic cake recipe from Simply Food voted Australia's Favourite Vegetarian in the 2009 I Love FOOD awards.


  • 1.25 cup of firmly packed brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3 cups coarsely grated green zucchini

  • 3 cups wholemeal self raising flour

  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

  • 250g packet of pitted dates, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180c.

  • 2.

    Grease a suitable cake pan. Line with non stick baking paper.

  • 3.

    Beat together sugar, oil, eggs & orange juice until creamy. Add the rest of ingredients. Pour into prepared pan.

  • 4.

    Bake in oven for approx 1 & 1/4 hours. Test centre of the cake with skewer.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (16 servings)

  • Energy 354kj
  • Fat Total 16g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 5g
  • Carbohydrate 49g
  • Sugar 28g
  • Sodium 41mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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