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Chunks of toasted pecans and dates work magic with their texture in this Orange Zucchini Cake. Photo by Sue Doeden

Got zucchini? Moist cake flavored with orange liqueur, zest makes good use of summer's bounty

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Many years ago, when my husband and I bought our first house, I couldn't believe our luck when we moved in just as the beautiful vegetable garden in the small back yard was profusely producing and ready for harvest. We enjoyed garden-fresh meals for weeks.


The next summer, I was filled with optimism as I planted corn, green beans, cucumbers, peppers, carrots and zucchini - lots of zucchini.

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