The best Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

The best Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe: My recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a traditional kind of zucchini bread that has been elevated by the addition of multiple layers of chocolate, culminating in a substantial coating of ganache. The midsummer need for a little chocolatey indulgence can be scratched with this incredibly delicious approach to satisfy that itch.

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The best Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Chocolate zucchini bread, sliced, with knife.


  • standard 9×5 loaf pan
  • parchment paper

death by chocolate zucchini bread just out of the oven



  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powderI used Hershey’s Special Dark
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup buttermelted and slightly cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchinibuy two medium
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chipsI used bittersweet


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

Chocolate chips and cream for making ganache


  • Warm the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare a loaf pan measuring 9 inches by 5 inches by spraying it with a light spray and lining it with parchment paper, being sure to leave the ends long so that you can easily remove the cake for slicing once it has been baked.
  • Using a whisk, combine the dry ingredients here. To remove any lumps that may be present in the cocoa powder, I like to sift it. Put aside for later.
  • The sugar and eggs should be whisked together until they are light and silky. After beating in the butter and vanilla, mix in the zucchini and continue to beat.

making death by chocolate zucchini bread

  • The dry components should be combined into the wet ingredients in three stages, with each addition being blended just until it is incorporated. Be sure not to overbeat the mixture!
  • Combine the chocolate chips with the batter, then spread it out in the pan that has been prepared. A toothpick that is put toward the center of the cake should not come out with wet batter clinging to it after being baked for approximately fifty minutes. Chocolate that has melted is acceptable!
  • Before icing, allow the cake to cool completely on a rack.
  • It is necessary to bring the cream to a simmer before pouring it over the chocolate chips in order to form the ganache. Wait for three to five minutes, then whisk the mixture until it is glossy and smooth. Should you still observe shards of chocolate, heat it in the microwave for fifteen seconds and stir it one more. Following that, spread a substantial layer on top of your zucchini bread. Leave your ganache out for a while or put it in the refrigerator for a while to set it up if it seems to be too runny.

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