Super-moist, tender and delicious is this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. My kids really love this and they don’t care that there are veggies in it. It’s that good!
We have been given some huge zucchinis by some friends from church and I didn’t know what to do with them!
Then I remembered that one of the ladies in our previous church brought some chocolate zucchini bread and I got to taste it there and couldn’t believe it had vegetables in it!
It was so moist and really tasty and with no hint at all that there’s zucchini in it, just plain good chocolate yummy-ness in each bite. I was hooked!
However, I never really tried to make one until this week, when we had extra zucchinis. I already had a great recipe for blueberry zucchini bread so I thought I’ll just tweak it a little and add some cocoa powder and of course for extra flavor choco chips (or chunks, if you prefer that)!
I was amazed at how yummy and moist it came out. The chocolate flavor is subtle yet distinct and each mouthful makes you want to have another bite or two or more!!!
As you can see you can make it plain (no chocolate topping) and it still works and is still good. BUT, definitely add those extra chocolate chips on top if you want some extra chocolaty tastes! Worth it!
I am glad that when we have zucchinis aplenty I can make this or the blueberry version if I have some fresh berries at hand. And yes, my husband who always loved zucchini bread anyway, truly enjoyed it and had a few slices….(I won’t tell how many!).
Please enjoy with your favorite coffee or tea and yes, since there are some vegetables in it – you can safely indulge, right? 🙂
If you like what you see and would like to receive new recipe updates, we’d love you to subscribe to our posts or join our site. Needless to say, we’d love you to like us on Facebook and Instagram, too where you can get more recipes and updates. Thanks and happy browsing!
Ingredients for DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD
For full recipe and instructions, please see the recipe card below.
- all purpose Flour
- unsweetened Cocoa or Cacao powder
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- large Eggs
- Sugar (white)
- Vegetable or any neutral flavored oil
- Vanilla extract
- chocolate chips or chunks (rolled/coated in 2 Tablespoons Flour), plus extra to add on top
As simple as mixing the dry and wet ingredients together until combined. Then we add some chocolate chips to double the chocolate deliciousness. Bake in a preheated oven and the result is one delicious chocolate bread (loaded with vegetables!)
If you like what you see and would like to receive new recipe updates, we’d love you to subscribe to our posts or join our site. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest so you can get more recipes and updates. Thanks and happy browsing!
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD
Super-moist, tender and delicious is this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. My kids really love this and they don't care that there are veggies in it. It's that good!
- 1½ cups all-purpose Flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened Cocoa or Cacao powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking Powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1½ cups zucchini, shredded/grated
- 1 cup sugar (white)
- ½ cup vegetable or any neutral-flavored oil*
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks (rolled/coated in 2 Tablespoons Flour) plus extra to add on top
Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease (or butter) a loaf pan.
Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add the zucchini, sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips (including the extra flour with it). Transfer to the prepared loaf pan. Top with extra chocolate chips (optional but makes this bread even yummier!)
Bake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Can you please suggest an egg substitute ?
Perhaps you can try flax seed. Here's a website that's helpful for egg substitute in baking – http://chefinyou.com/egg-substitutes-cooking/ – you may wish to check it, too.
This bread look too perfect! Just pinned it…
Stunning pictures, Abigail as always! I love the combination of zucchini and chocolate here. Chocolate at its best! 🙂
Double the chocolate, double the fun!
Sounds wonderful. I love the moisture the zucchini will bring to the bread. Chocolate and zucchini are wonderful partners.
Abby, This looks so rich and sinfully chocolate-laden. Just my style. Plus, if I felt I needed to justify it, the zucchini would let me count it as a vegetable rather than dessert don't you think:)?
Chocolate and Zucchini is a splendid combination. I have never tried to bring them together, so, this will be a wonderful experiment.
Dear Abigail, what a wonderfully moist and delicious bread. This sounds so good…dare I say it would be perfect with coffee in the morning! xo, Catherine
I had my best slice of chocolate zucchini bread in New York and never tried to bake some since. Your recipe is so tempting, I really need to give it a try!
I love zucchini bread and yours sounds so lovely, moist with a lot of chocolate!!
I made this yesterday, halving the sugar and using brown sugar instead, and it was absolutely delicious! The baking time is perfect, and the bread is so moist and yummy. My partner was hesitant after learning there was zucchini in it, but said he couldn't taste it at all.. then went for a second piece!
I use unsweetened applesauce for oil.
Made this yesterday. Served it today after dinner. Everyone loved it. Double chocolate and very moist. Will be making this again. Thanks so much for sharing.
Yay! So glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for kindly letting us know.
I loved this cake, never thought you could make a cake with zucchini! Yummy!; thank you for this fantastic recipe! I can’t wait to make it again!!
You had me at double chocolate. This bread looks amazing.
Turned our great! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. 🙂
This looks so yummy! Would love to make this for my family! Thanks for sharing!
Hidden veggies are always the best kind for the kiddos. Chocolatey goodness for the win! Definitely perfect with a big cup of steaming hot coffee!
Glad you enjoyed this! Thank you!
This recipe is amazing, twice I’ve made it now, first time in a conventional electric oven, and Ive just made it in the air fryer – perfect both times.
Wow! Glad it worked in the air fryer, too! Thank you for trying and letting us know.