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The death by chocolate zucchini bread is on a cutting board surrounded by chocolate chips

Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Full of chocolate chips and cocoa powder, this Death by Chocolate Zucchini bread is a perfect way to use up the extra zucchini you have this Summer.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 353 kcal


  • 1 Zucchini Large (about 1 ½ cups shredded), do not peel
  • ½ cup Neutral Oil Canola, Vegetable, or Safflower for example
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 2 tablespoon Coffee Cooled
  • 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips Plus more for sprinkling


  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • Cut the ends off the zucchini and cut it into chunks. Place the chunks into a food processor and pulse the zucchini until it is shredded. Set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the sugar and oil. Mix the oil and sugar well until fully combined.
  • Add the eggs and cooled coffee and mix.
  • Add the zucchini to the bowl and fold in the zucchini.
  • In a mesh strainer, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and sift the dry ingredients into the bowl. Gently mix to combine.
  • Add the chocolate chips to the bowl and mix a few times to combine the chocolate chips, but not to overmix.
  • Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and add the batter to the loaf pan. Top with more chocolate chips, if desired, and bake in the oven for 1 hour. After 1 hour, check to see if a toothpick comes out clean. You might get chocolate on the toothpick, but you don't want to have batter on the toothpick.
  • Allow the bread to cool for at least an hour before cutting.


  • If you do not have a food processor, a box grater will grate the zucchini perfectly.
  • Use high quality unsweetened cocoa powder.  It really makes a difference!


Serving: 1SliceCalories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 253mgFiber: 4gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread
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