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Simple Sundays | Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread

When the monster chocolate cravings strike, feed it a slice (or two!) of Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread. It was bound to happen sometime. It struck. That fierce, unrelenting craving for chocolate. Not just any chocolate, mind you. Deep, dark chocolate, the kind that you…

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Get your chocolate fix - along with a good helping of zucchini!
Simple Sundays | Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread

When the monster chocolate cravings strike, feed it a slice (or two!) of Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Get your chocolate fix - along with a good helping of zucchini!

It was bound to happen sometime. It struck. That fierce, unrelenting craving for chocolate. Not just any chocolate, mind you. Deep, dark chocolate, the kind that you can get lost in, warm from the oven, oozing and wilting in your hands because you were too impatient to allow it to cool, leaving streaks of melty wonderfulness for you to lick once the crumbs disappeared.

You understand this feeling, don’t you?

So I’ve done it. I made the deepest, darkest chocolate zucchini bread I could, the zucchini part being my attempt to keep it at least a little healthy. Sort of. Undoubtedly, it keeps the loaf moist.

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Zucchini makes this especially moist and delicious!

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com | It's hard to resist a warm loaf when it comes out of the oven!

Now, now, please don’t cringe at the M word. It’s simply the truth in plain English.

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Go ahead and treat yourself to a slice.

It’s just an adjective. And it works.

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread | www.kitchenconfidante.com | You deserve at least two slices.

Waiting for the loaf of Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread to rise in the oven, I felt like a kid on Christmas eve, anticipating the moment when the buzz of the timer announces that morning has arrived. The thing is, you don’t need the timer. The scent of chocolate in the kitchen will draw everyone in to investigate: “What are you baking?” “Is it done?” “Zucchini???”

Yes, zucchini. Wrapped up in a dark chocolate box with a satin chocolate bow. I hope you like it. I made it myself.

Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread

1 loaf | Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 45 minutes

When the monster chocolate cravings strike, feed it a slice (or two!) of Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

Ingredients

2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 medium zucchinis)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder (I like E. Guittard Cocoa Rouge Cocoa Powder)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan, line it with parchment paper, and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix zucchini, sugars, eggs, oil and vanilla. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the zucchini mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Cut with a serrated knife. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Comments

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  1. Eileen

    This sounds SO good. I definitely know what I want to bake the next time we have too much zucchini!

    Reply
  2. Brian+@+A+Thought+For+Food

    It’s been far too long since I’ve made zucchini bread. I’m all for the double chocolate variety… I mean, regular zucchini bread is great, but sometimes it just feels a little too healthy. A little extra chocolate takes care of that. :-)

    Reply
  3. Nifty Betty

    I just got zucchini from farmer’s market! So, now I have a purpose for them! I can’t wait to try the recipe out. I just need to go buy chocolate chips.

    Reply
  4. Denise

    Lenny hates zucchini except when I put in my bread recipe, so I am always looking for new recipes to sneak one of my fave veggies in.  So making this … it is heavenly!

    Reply
  5. Alanna Taylor-Tobin

    Oh man, I know the chocolate craving all too well. I bet the smell of this baking was pure torture. (And I’m all for the word “moist” – I don’t get what all the hubbub is about. Like you said, it just works.)

    Reply
  6. Michelle Rittler @ Taste As You Go

    I made a transition zucchini bread this past weekend to use up some zucchini I had in the kitchen. I wish I had discovered THIS zucchini bread recipe beforehand!

    Looks like I’m going back to the farmers’ market for more zucchini now. :)

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      Isn’t zucchini bread the best, Michelle? If you do get more zucchini, I hope you give this one a try. Can’t have too much zucchini bread, in my opinion ;)

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