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Basic Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

Basic Chocolate Zucchini Loaf from @kitchenmagpie

I think I am going to commit a cardinal sin here, so if you are worried for the state of my soul, please, stop reading now.

I don’t like zucchini loaves.

There. It’s off my chest. I have never found a zucchini loaf that I love, or that loves me back.  This does not include any chocolate cake zucchini concoctions of course. But loaves, a true bread, has escaped me.


Until now.

Hello yummy.

And I realized why. I hate cinnamon in zucchini loaves. So I took out any spices, added cocoa, and chocolate chips, and zing! Here we go!

Basic Chocolate Zucchini Loaf from @kitchenmagpie

If you like a good chocolate zucchini taste, my Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe is rich and indulgent! This is just a nice loaf, that cake is seriously decadent!

Happy baking!



Basic Chocolate Zucchini Loaf from @kitchenmagpie . Simple, easy and makes two loaves!


Basic Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves


There’s nothing better than a basic chocolate zucchini loaf!


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 cups of grated zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two standard loaf pans and set aside.
  2. Beat together the eggs, white sugar and oil.
  3. Stir in the sour cream and the zucchini.
  4. Whisk together the dry ingredients, then stir into the wet mixture.
  5. Once combined, stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Divide between the two loaf pans and bake in the oven for 55-65 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  7. Remove, cool in pans for 5 minutes then turn out onto baking racks to cool completely.


These loaves freeze exceptionally well!


  • Serving Size: 1

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.



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1 Comment

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    August 31, 2009 at 1:06 am

    This is baking in the oven as I type! It smells great!
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

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