Double Chocolate Zucchini bread is a rich, chocolaty quick bread that makes the most of the summer seasons fresh zucchini.
I created this recipe for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but, as always, opinions are 100% my own. Thank you Dixie Crystals for providing the sugar that makes this recipe extra special!
Welcome to this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. You’re going to be in for a treat this year because we have 28 bloggers creating summer themed dessert recipes all week! We’re sharing them with the hashtag #SummerDessertWeek on social media and you’ll find some of the links in this post as well. Plus, we also have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Hi there, Friends! Long time no chat! I’m still around. I’m still baking, mom-ing, and doing my best inspire others and lift them up. You’ll see me most often on my Instagram Stories, but I am going to make a serious effort to touch base here on the blog more often. I have a serious backlog of gorgeous recipes to share with you, starting with this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread.
I’ve been wanting to share this quick bread with you for literally YEARS. Thankfully, my girl Angie/Big Bear’s Wife got us all out of the pandemic funk by organizing her annual #SummerDessertWeek. Just give me a reason to bake this summer staple yet again so that I can finally photograph it for you! This recipe marries two of my summer favorites–chocolate and zucchini!
Now, I don’t grow zucchini because I have friends that grow zucchini. As in, I’ve yet to meet anyone who’s grown zucchini that hasn’t ended up with a harvest so abundant that they are sharing it with everyone they meet. If you know, you know. I know that while zucchini bread is delicious, Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is double delicious! What makes it “double chocolate?” Well, simple enough, I use both unsweetened cocoa powder and miniature chocolate chips in the batter. The unsweetened cocoa powder gives the bread a nice depth of richness, while the miniature chocolate chips add a gooey sweetness.
Can I use regular chocolate chips in the recipe?
I’m not going to say that miniature chocolate chips are mandatory in the recipe, but I will say that the bread is so much better with them included. I’ve made the bread with regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, and the size of them threw the texture off for me. The larger chips also sink toward the bottom of the loaves. Where the miniature chocolate chips melt into the batter while the bread bakes, the semi-sweets were large enough to hold shape, resulting in chunks of chocolate in the finished bread. If you want to use regular sized chocolate chips, then I recommend chopping them fairly fine so that they will meld in the bread. But hey, if chunks in baked goods are your jam, then go ahead and leave them whole.
Do I have to use zucchini in the Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread?
Yes. The recipe relies on the moisture from the freshly shredded zucchini for it to work. Without the zucchini, the bread will be far too dry. I don’t recommend substituting other vegetables for the zucchini. If you prefer straight up chocolate, then I recommend trying my favorite chocolate cake recipe instead.
What if I don’t need two loaves of bread? Can I halve the recipe?
The recipe is developed using the baking ratios outlined therein. I find that its better to make the recipe as written. Thankfully, the recipe freezes really well, so you can have some ready when a future craving strikes. Simply wrap the fully cooled “extra” loaf in plastic wrap, and then again in aluminum foil to freeze for up to 1 month.
How to make Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread:
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Welcome to this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. You’re going to be in for a treat this year because we have 28 blogs/bloggers creating summer themed dessert recipes all week! We’re sharing them with the hashtag #SummerDessertWeek on social media and you’ll find some of the links in this post as well. Plus, we also have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away 1 (one) 4.2 Quart (4 Liter) Electric Air Fryer
Prize #2 — Circulon is giving away a TOTAL BAKEWARE 6-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set – Two 9-Inch Round Cake Pans, 9-Inch Square Cake Pan, 9-Inch x 5-Inch Loaf Pan, 9-Inch x 13-Inch Rectangular Cake Pan, 10-Inch x 15-Inch Cookie Pan
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 26th until July 31st at 11:59PMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 2 (two) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 2 (two) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals and Circulon. These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.