Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

A moist chocolate poundcake-like dessert with a secret ingredient - zucchini!

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

A moist chocolate poundcake-like dessert with a secret ingredient - zucchini!

Sunday July 24, 2022

(0 stars from 0 ratings)

Baking Powder Baking Soda Brown Sugar Chocolate Chips Cocoa Powder Eggs Flour Oil Salt Sour Cream Sugar Vanilla Zucchini

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If you are still looking for ways to use up all that summer zucchini, then you need to add this chocolate zucchini bread to your list! It is:

  • moist
  • full of chocolate
  • easy make
  • full of zucchini (best way to get veggies!)
  • most importantly, delicious!
a slice of chocolate zucchini bread on a plate

What is double chocolate zucchini bread?

This moist chocolate zucchini bread made with sour cream is just a like a cake! Full of chocolate chips, this is definitely something any chocolate lover would be sure to appreciate! It is cooked in a loaf pan and can be eaten for breakfast (I won't judge!), snack, or even dessert.

What are the ingredients in this chocolate zucchini bread?

the ingredients are what you would expect in a cake recipe:

  • flour - a key component for structure in most bread/cake recipes
  • cocoa powder - to make it chocolate of course!
  • baking powder/soda - to help the bread get a beautiful domed shape
  • salt - to help enhance the flavor
  • oil - to add moisture to the zucchini loaf
  • sugars - for sweetness
  • eggs - to help hold everything together and add some rise to the cake
  • sour cream - or plain yogurt, to add a bit of moisture
  • vanilla - for flavor
  • chocolate chips for an extra boost of chocolate
  • zucchini - the main ingredient in this bread - do not squeeze out any moisture
ingredient needed for chocolate zucchini bread

How to make chocolate zucchini bread?

This is a very easy chocolate zucchini bread recipe:

step one: stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside

step two: stir together oil and sugar until smooth

step three: mix in eggs, sour cream and vanilla

dry ingredients in a medium bowl
dry ingredient mixed in a medium bowl
oil and sugars in a large bowl
oil and sugars mixed in a larger bowl
eggs, vanilla, and sour cream on the sugar mixture
wet ingredients mixed in a large bowl

step four: add the flour mixture to the oil mixture and stir until smooth (batter will be very thick)

step five: stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips until evenly distributed

step six: bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes, or toothpick inserted into center comes out clean

dry ingredients on top of wet ingredients
thick batter in large bowl
zucchini and chocolate chips on top of batter
zucchini bread batter
raw chocolate zucchini bread batter in loaf pan
double chocolate zucchini bread in loaf pan after baking

Tips for the best zucchini bread:

  • do not over-stir the batter, this can make a tougher loaf
  • do not drain the zucchini, this loaf requires the moisture from the zucchini to bake properly
  • you can use a food processor with a grater attachment to quickly and efficiently shred zucchini
  • check the loaf for done-ness after 55 minutes, and then every 2-3 minutes after that to prevent over baking (a few crumbs on the toothpick is okay)
  • grease the loaf pan really well to make sure the loaf slips out easily after baking
a close up of a stack of slices of double chocolate zucchini bread

This zucchini loaf stays fresh when stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen for up to three months. Wrap in plastic wrap followed by tin foil for the freezer, thaw overnight in the fridge for best results.

top down view of double chocolate zucchini bread on a wooden board surrounded by chocolate chips

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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By: Natalie Kollee
Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Total Time: 70 Minutes
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (plus some for top of loaf if desired)

Directions

1

Prepare the oven and pan

Preheat the oven to 350 F, grease a 9x5" loaf pan and set aside

dry ingredients mixed in a medium bowl

2

Mix the dry ingredients

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside

3

Mix the wet ingredients

n a large bowl, stir together the sugar, oil and brown sugar until smooth, the add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla and stir again

thick batter

4

Add dry to wet

Add the flour mixture to the oil mixture and stir until completely combined, batter will be quite thick

chocolate zucchini bread batter in loaf pan

5

Bake the loaf

Add the zucchini and chocolate chips and stir to combine, pour into prepared loaf pan and top with additional chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool at least 20 minutes before removing from pan

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