Saturday, August 6, 2011

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Super moist, freezes well, and like anything chocolate,
it's best after it's aged a day.
Uses 4 cups of zucchini, which is a good thing
this time of summer!
3 eggs
2 c sugar
1 1/4 c vegetable oil
1/2 c cocoa
1 t vanilla
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon
2 1/2 c flour
4 c grated zucchini
1 c chocolate chips
Mix first 5 ingredients in electric mixer until well blended.
Whisk dry ingredients together and add to the mixer.
Mix well. Batter will be stiff.
Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.
Bake in a greased tube pan.
350 for 45-50 minutes.
tooth pick test.

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  1. I'm not a fan of zucchini on it's own but I do love me some zucchini bread! Add a little chocolate into the mix and it's even better!

  2. Sprinkles ~ I hope you try it! :)

  3. I love zucchini bread and then to add chocolate - could only make it better. Have a great weekend!

  4. Sounds as good as your word (to post the recipe.

  5. never would have thought to make it chocolate but i will trust you on this betsy...does sound good...

  6. Of course you can trust me, Brian. :) Doesn't taste anything like regular zucchini bread, either.

  7. Oh I have had this before.I will try yours its probably really good LOL.

  8. What a delicious way to eat zucchini! Love that :) Chocolate is the perfect delivery device. I'm your newest follower. Hope you have a nice weekend.
    PS- I host a recipe swap every week and I'd love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two.

  9. Thanks, Katie! I'd love to do that!

    Pat, stop shaking your head! ha.

  10. OK my head has stopped shaking
    With all your recipe baking
    So I can give a retort
    I guess for you baking could be a sport
    Oh wait we've been down that street
    But I guess if darts can count than baking can have a sporty beat
    Look I went right around the bend there
    All this food makes my veins pop I swear..lol

  11. Pat ~ hahaha.

    I did warn you of Wednesday that this was coming!
    You're nice to comment and not give my blog a shunning.
    Sorry you popped a vein!
    Hope that head shaking didn't give you neck strain! lol...
    Just pop a pill and you'll feel fine
    you might even want a bite of my bread so sublime.

  12. hahaha think I may need more than one pill for that
    But Orlin would eat it, as more like a dog with food than a cat..haha

  13. Pat ~

    Orlin would eat the bread
    and hiss after he was fed,
    Hating all the cats here
    causing them such fear.
    Mama Cat and he could have a howling contest
    to see who hated each other best.
    Then off he could go back to bush #3
    where he is king, happy as can be.
    Bring Cassie, too
    She can add some class to the crew.


  14. haha at least during his stay
    He could scare your remaining raccoon problem away
    Or he might just skip the bread
    And go right after the raccoon's trying to bite off each head..haha

  15. Yummy. Sounds much better than non-chocolate zucchini bread.

  16. Your photos are great! I LOVE that we both had the same post on the same day! We truly are sisters of the heart...and maybe belly too? =) Isn't it just cool to be able to 'hide' something healthy and the family doesn't even know it? This is a great recipe...so glad you shared.

  17. mmm I love zucchini bread and chocolate is my all time favorite. I can't wait to try these two flavors together. It sounds wonderful.

  18. chocolate can 'fix' anything...even zucchini eh?

  19. That's such a good recipe Betsy. I'm forever putting vegies in cakes so the kids can get some vegies into them! LOL

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following. I'm your newest follower.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  20. Oh my! This looks so good!! And chocolate too! Sigh!! Drool!!

  21. I tried to grow zucchini last year just to use for this recipe and none grew. This year I did not even try, well I did not even plant any new plants. But the grocery store sells zucchini and it works just fine for this recipe. And I ate the whole cake. I am thinking another trip to the grocery store is needed. Thanks for sharing it again.

    Yes it is good. Very moist and chocolatey. Yummy!!!

    God bless.

  22. This looks yummy! I wish I had an abundance of zuchinni like I had a few years ago. :-) I am printing your recipe right now though to add to my recipe collection! :-)

  23. It looks so delicious..
    m gonna try it :)

  24. Marsha ~ so true! :) Our recipes are very similar, too!

  25. Jackie, thank you! and I'm glad you stopped by!

  26. Hi Betsy! I made zucchini bread for the 1st time last week (where have I been) and loved it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you come again! I've got a link sharing post up today! Have a great weekend.

  27. ok, one more fantastic recipe for your illustrated cookbook!!!!

  28. Heather ~ you're tempting me to do that! :)

  29. i LOVE this...just yesterday i was at Carlock's Bakery....my favorite and they had zuchinni bread....and i thought...i'm not buying it...i am making it...it's on my list to do soon...and i just found my recipe !!!!

    thanks betsy :-)

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  30. thanks kary! I know you'll love it!

  31. Thanks for sharing your recipe...looks pretty good. I've had some similar to this, and it's amazing how you'd never know there was zucchini in the recipe...but it definitely makes for a moist cake.
    Wishing you a pleasant weekend.

  32. Hi Betsy, Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Many years ago, I dated a guy whose Mom made something very similar to your recipe. I'll definitely give it a try. I remember how moist it was.

  33. Mildred~ thanks! I hope you love this bread! happy weekend to you, too!

  34. This looks delish, Betsy. I love moist cakes; I'll give it a go!

    We're having a birthday next weekend and I'm going to make Lumberjack Cake for the second time...it was a hit the first time.

    Here's my post a couple of years back - http://coccinella-ladybug.blogspot.com/search?q=Lumberjack+Cake

  35. Alaine ~ great! Do you have zucchini down there? Hope so!

    thanks for the link...never heard of this so am anxious to see the recipe. Must be great to be a birthday favorite!

  36. Yes, we do have Zucchini, so easy to grow!

    Let me know how the Lumberjack Cake goes down with the men!

  37. OK, I will! We love moist cake and coconut, too! Mmmm!

  38. Okay, I am printing this out...but I do NOT have zucchini this year! Will have to buy some to make it! YUM!

  39. cake adn veg is surely an oxymoron, right? even if good! :)

  40. Betsy this zucchini bread look amazing!! gloria

  41. Gloria ~ I'm so glad you stopped by! Thanks for the comments and for following!

  42. Cute blog! I love the title :) I'd love for you to share this recipe at my Sweet Treats Party this weekend (and it's an extra great weekend to participate because I'm also hosting a giveaway!!) Hope to see you there :)

    {Sweet Treats Thursday} Thu-Sun


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