Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (12 slices each)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups shredded peeled zucchini
- In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and baking powder; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in zucchini. Transfer to two 8x4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 209 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Oct 20, 2019
Winner! I made it almost like the recipe, except I added a handful of chocolate chips and walnuts. I also used Hershey's Special Dark Dutched cocoa. I also kept the peel on the zucchini for added nutrition. It looked weird going into the batter, but you didn't even notice it once baked. Moist and delicious.
Sep 28, 2019
Thank you, this recipe did everything it said it'll do :) I used frozen shredded zucchini, 4 cups turning into 2cups after thawing. I did not drain it. I made 12 muffins (25 minutes) and 1 loaf (55 minutes), let them sit in the pans for 10 minutes, and they all popped out! Yaay! Again, thank you, very much.
Sep 9, 2019
This was delicious and was really moist! I cut the recipe in half since I only wanted to make one loaf. Since it's hard to cut an egg in half I used 2 eggs and it turned out perfectly! I used fresh squash (subbed Patty Pan for the zucchini) and didn't squeeze any liquid out. I also added a small amount of milk to it based on previous reviews but I think the liquid from the squash lent to a mixable batter. I will definitely make this again and may even add some chocolate chips the next time for an even bigger burst of chocolate!
Aug 24, 2019
I love this bread, but I did need to add 4 tbsp milk to the batter. I make zucchini bread often and this batter was way too thick and I did not even squeeze the zucchini. I have used a similar recipe that only called for 1/4 cup cocoa powder and it had good chocolate taste. I think you could cut back on the vanilla to 2 tsp. .
Oct 16, 2018
This bread was a hit! I love the chocolate and cinnamon together. It has such great flavor. This bread also freezes well.
Sep 6, 2017
I made this last night and it turned out great! I was a little nervous at first because the batter was EXTREMELY thick and almost unmixable until I added the zucchini. It loosened up quite a bit then and I was able to work with it much after that. I did also add about two tablespoons of milk just because I thought the consistency of the batter wasn't what it should be. This was my first time making the recipe, so I am not sure if it should have been so dense. The finished product turned out fantastic though! My family loved it. I am vegan, so I can't exactly say, but they have been have devouring it and keep asking how I made it chocolate and what is in it. I would definitely make this again! The people who said this recipe is bad either did something wrong or did not follow the directions I feel like. It turned out great! Taste of Home has never let me down! I have been using their recipes for many years and have never really found a bad one.I did freeze the second loaf. I did not have the small sized loaf pans, so I made one larger size and one smaller size, I had a meatloaf in the oven at the time or I would have made the recommended sizes, but it worked out just fine that way. Thank you!
Aug 22, 2017
Delicious! The only change I made was to add 3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips. Yum!
Jul 19, 2017
Love this chocolate zucchini bread. I have tried others but this one has just the right amount of chocolate. Freezes well to have all winter!
Nov 18, 2015
I baked the first loaf for 50minutes, it was dry. The second loaf I baked for 45 minutes it was much better...the next time I try this I will cut down the baking time to 40 minutes.
Aug 29, 2015
Added 1.5c mini choc chips. Thought it would not turn out because it was so thick...not so. My kids (age 3 to 18) devoured it. I made one loaf and 4 large muffins.