Catherine’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake

The New Vintage Kitchen

It’s a stealth cake! No one will guess there is an entire quart of shredded zucchini in this moist, deep chocolate dessert.

This is the time of year when you can find some remarkable bargains at the farm stands and markets. Zucchini now appears only as very small fruit, or a baseball-bat sized overgrown creature at almost give-away prices. There is an old joke that Vermonters only lock their doors during zucchini season to avoid and accidental drop-offs, and there certainly is some truth to this.

Overgrown produce

When I had my large kitchen garden, my sister always asked me to save her an overgrown zucchini; she knew there would be at least one forgotten under the leaves. She would shred it and tuck it in the freezer to make zucchini breads at holiday time.

More vegetable than anything else

A few years back my friend Catherine gave me a lovely recipe…

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