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Celebrate August 8th by Sneaking Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch

If you’ve planted zucchini, you know it produces a steady stream of the versatile green vegetables. And, given the quantity you may have already consumed this summer, you might be a little burnt out. If you are, you’ll be happy to know August 8th has been officially declared “Sneak Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch” day.

Or, if you’d rather hang on to them, we rounded up some of our favorite zucchini recipes:

Plus, we've added a new, delicious Lemon Ricotta Cake with Zucchini recipe from Melina at Sugary and Buttery. Try it out, and less us know what you think in the comments.

Lemon ricotta zucchini cake

Ingredients

  • 150 grams unsalted Challenge Butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder, sifted
  • 2 cups grated zucchini, drained

Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F and grease your bundt cake pan.
  • 2
    Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for a few minutes or until pale and creamy.
  • 3
    Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the lemon rind, juice, vanilla and ricotta and mix for another minute or so.
  • 4
    Add the flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.
  • 5
    Add the zucchini.
  • 6
    Pour batter into bundt cake pan and bake for 50–55 minutes.
  • 7
    Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.