Chocolate Zucchini Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe is one you might want to double! If you like chocolate like I like chocolate, you will love this bread. A great way to use up that extra zucchini in the garden. This bread freezes well, goes great with a tall glass of milk or with coffee and would even make a wonderful dessert with some ice cream on top.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Ingredients needed:


All-purpose flour

Baking soda

Baking powder


100% natural unsweetened cocoa



White granulated sugar

Vanilla extract

Sour cream


Swirl Ingredients needed:

Brown sugar

Ground cinnamon

Chocolate chips

Nuts (pecans or walnuts)

Glaze for Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Ingredients Needed: 

Powdered sugar


Vanilla extract

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Judy Yeager
This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe is one you might want to double! If you like chocolate like I like chocolate, you will love this bread. 

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course bread
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Loaf


  • 2 cups shredded zucchini unpeeled and drained
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 100% natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Swirl for Batter Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts pecans or walnuts

Glaze Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk more or less
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Batter Instructions

  • Shred 2 cups zucchini and set aside. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa and set aside. Cream butter, eggs and sugar with mixer. Add vanilla extract and shredded zucchini and continue mixing. Add flour mixture, sour cream and buttermilk. Mix well. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan and pour in the batter.

Swirl Instructions

  • Whisk together brown sugar and cinnamon and spread over top of bread batter. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts over brown sugar and cut into batter with a knife just until ingredients are wet.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 65 to 70 minutes until the center tests done. Let cool about 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Glaze Instructions

  • Whisk together and drizzle over cooled bread.
Keyword Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
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  1. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, you could do that Patti.

  2. krisbigrigsncookies says:

    I need a new zucchini recipe to try this summer, and this is it! Now, just waiting for those zucchini to come out of the garden!

  3. Do you squeeze the water out of the zucchini before adding it to mixture ??

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You can if you want, Lena. I just shredded mine into a colander and let it drain for a while.