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
- 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.
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.
Aug 17, 2015
the worst...could not find my original recipe and decided to use this with all the good reviews ( i was skeptical with the 1/2 c of cocoa) ...thankfully after i tossed the 2 loaves i found my recipe...
Aug 13, 2015
This bread is absolutely delicious - just the right amount of chocolate with the cinnamon to accent. My family loves it. My husband isn't a big chocolate fan, but he keeps going back for more. I made this with gluten free flour so my daughter could enjoy it as well. It's very moist - my friend gave me some zucchini and I remembered saving this recipe, glad I did. Thank you
Aug 7, 2015
This is great! It's a keeper!
Aug 5, 2015
The Chocolate Zucchini Bread is my favorite! My kids love making it they love eatting it too! It is a great thing for the whole family to eat.
Jun 10, 2015
My first year growing zucchini in my back yard, and I knew I was going to need some awesome recipes. Tried this one, followed the recipe exactly and it was amazing! I made muffins to send to my husbands shop and froze like 6 more loaves for when the kids want something sweet, a friend needs a pick me up, or I've got a sweet tooth ;)
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