I CAME UP WITH this recipe one year to accommodate our plentiful zucchini crop. I used a carrot cake recipe and experimented until I got it right. It's a lovely cake with a tangy orange flavor - and the cream cheese frosting is a must.
-Anne MacDonald, Alma, Quebec
After managing to lose 40 pounds, Regina Stock likes to keep a number of healthy recipes on hand. "This cake is a favorite morning snack," says the Topeka, Kansas baker. "It even won a blue ribbon at our county fair."
This moist cake combines shredded zucchini, carrots and beets with chocolate chips for a deliciously different dessert. It's a sweet reward for the time you spent weeding and watering your garden.
-Kimberly Speta, Kennedy, New York
Our family absolutely loved zucchini, especially when we grow it ourselves. We’ve found many ways to use it, including this spiced cake that’s super moist and chocolaty good. —Sue Falk, Warren, Michigan
I received this recipe from my best friend over 10 years ago...and I still get rave reviews whenever I serve it. The zucchini makes it very moist. My husband and I plant grass seed and have a few animals on our farmette here in Lancaster County.