Thursday, 29 November 2018

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread


This is my third zucchini bake this month. It wasn't planned and came about because I had excess grated zucchini. If I was going to bake another zucchini bread, it might as well be one with chocolate, right?

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread also comes from Sally's Baking Addiction and contains cocoa powder and chocolate chips. I suppose it could become a triple chocolate if it had chocolate frosting.


As usual, I halved the amount of sugar although surprisingly, the original recipe called for only 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. I actually regretted halving the sugar because I found my bake not sweet enough.

I mean the semi-sweet chocolate chips contributed to the sweetness but it was not quite enough. A chocolate cake has to be sweet, but not too sweet. I will put a note in the recipe below to remind myself.


Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Recipe source : Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

Ingredients :
- 125g self-raising flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Hershey's)
- 120g butter, melted
- 1/2 cup caster sugar (I find 1/4 cup not sweet enough)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1.5 cups grated zucchini, gently squeezed to remove excess moisture

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl, sift flour and cocoa powder. Add coffee powder and chocolate chips and whisk to combine. Set aside.
2. In another mixing bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until sugar dissolves.
3. Add melted butter and vanilla extract and continue to whisk to combine.
4. Fold in grated zucchini.
5. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture.
6. Gently fold to combine.
7. Pour batter into a line loaf pan (8" x 4") and bake at 160c for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

18 comments:

  1. It looks so very delicious! I like that it is not that sweet. If you want it to be sweeter now, just add some chocolate frosting then it will be sweet enough for you I would think. If no one wants to eat, just give a shout and I will drop by your office to collect it, hahahaha I can dream on... :D

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    1. LOL! You and TM are in the same gang :D

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  2. I think this looks perfect and very good to my eyes. You can start taking orders to bake Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread for Christmas Charity. Good time to remember the less fortunate like me. Wakakaka.

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    1. hah...hah..... You are fortunate mah...

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  3. You are getting creative. I never taste such bread before.

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    1. Just trying not to waste the zucchini :)

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  4. It is early afternoon now and it's tea time, can i have some with a cup of coffee, that would make my afternoon perfect wink wink

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    1. Yes it's good with coffee but too bad boh liao. LOL!

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  5. Looking at the chocolate cake, I was about to ask for some, and I saw that Libby already asked. Lol!

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  6. So it seems 1 tbsp of sugar for one slice is the bare minimum...and you can't go lower than that, otherwise it won't be sweet enough...hahaha! :D Before 'translating' 1/2 cup sugar to 8 tbsp, I actually didn't realise it was so much. I can now imagine how much sugar is in a slice of cake (which is a much bigger piece than your slice). Yikes, better lay off cakes! O_o

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    1. hah..hah... cakes to be reserved for special occasions or cheat days only!

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  7. Can taste the zucchini? Especially with all that chocolate?

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  8. my zucchini bakes were not so good but it is a question of a recipe

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  9. Patutlah nampak padat LL .... nampak mcm kek... tak nampak mcm roti .... Tak semua roti guna yis rupanya ek

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    1. Ni memang kek, Hainom tapi dipanggil "bread". Pelik ya? hah..hah..

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