Cake Mix Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Making Cake Mix Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

When it comes to quick and delightful baking recipes, this Cake Mix Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread stands out as a family favorite. Picture a warm summer afternoon when zucchini is in abundance, and you find yourself craving something both sweet and slightly indulgent. This recipe perfectly bridges the gap between practicality and indulgence. Inspired by a friend’s garden overflowing with zucchini, I decided to give this twist on traditional zucchini bread a shot. Little did I know it would become a staple in my kitchen!

The ease of using a chocolate cake mix as a base means you can skip a lot of the measuring and still get an incredible result. The addition of zucchini might sound unconventional, but it keeps the bread moist and adds a subtle, almost undetectable richness. My kids, who are usually wary of anything green, absolutely love this bread and have no idea they’re eating vegetables.

When I first tried this recipe, I was skeptical about mixing vegetables into a dessert. But after that first bite, I was hooked. The melted butter adds a wonderful depth of flavor, while the chocolate chips make each slice a chocolate lover’s dream. One of my favorite tweaks is to use dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate for a more intense chocolate experience.

This recipe is perfect for sharing. Whether you’re bringing a loaf to a neighbor or serving it up for a weekend brunch, it’s guaranteed to be a hit. The aroma that fills the house while it’s baking is simply irresistible.

Dive into this easy, chocolatey treat and don’t be surprised if it becomes a regular in your baking rotation. Happy baking!

How to Make Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (cooled)
  • 1/4 cup milk or water
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 medium)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Give two loaf pans a good spray with cooking spray.

In a big bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, melted butter, and the cake mix until smooth.

Stir in the shredded zucchini until well combined. Fold in most of the chocolate chips, but save a few for later.

Divide the batter between the two loaf pans and sprinkle the saved chocolate chips on top.

Bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let the bread cool in the pans for at least 10 minutes before taking them out.

FAQs:

Can I use a different cake mix for the Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread?

Yes, you can use a different cake mix if you prefer. Although chocolate cake mix is recommended for a rich chocolate flavor, experimenting with other flavors like vanilla or spice cake mix can create a unique twist. Make sure to adjust additional ingredients as needed to balance flavors.

How should I prepare the zucchini for the Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread?

First, wash and dry the zucchini thoroughly. Then, using a grater, shred the zucchini until you have about 2 cups. You do not need to peel the zucchini before shredding. Ensure you squeeze out excess moisture from the shredded zucchini to avoid making the batter too wet.

Can I substitute butter with another ingredient in this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute butter with oil or applesauce. If using oil, use an equal amount (1/2 cup) of vegetable or canola oil. If you prefer a healthier option, use 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce. Keep in mind that using applesauce may slightly change the texture of the bread.

What can I do if my bread turns out too dry?

If your bread turns out too dry, try adding a bit more shredded zucchini or a splash of milk to the batter next time. Additionally, make sure not to overbake the bread. Checking for doneness a few minutes before the recommended baking time can help prevent dryness.

How should I store the Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread?

To store the Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can keep it at room temperature for up to three days. For longer storage, place the wrapped bread in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to three months.

Making Cake Mix Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Cake Mix Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Transform your chocolate cake mix into something extraordinary with our Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread – moist, delicious, and packed with chocolate chips.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 2 loaves
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini about 2 medium
  • 1/2 cup melted butter cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk or water
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Give two loaf pans a good spray with cooking spray.
  • In a big bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, melted butter, and the cake mix until smooth.
  • Stir in the shredded zucchini until well combined. Fold in most of the chocolate chips, but save a few for later.
  • Divide the batter between the two loaf pans and sprinkle the saved chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pans for at least 10 minutes before taking them out.
Keyword chocolate, zucchini
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