Thursday, June 28, 2007

Recipe Thursday! Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I haven't had a lot of time to do much cooking this week other than quick suppers. But I had a couple of zucchini from the garden and decided that zucchini bread was in order.

I found this recipe in the 1993 Southern Living Annual Recipe book. It's a little different than my usual zucchini bread in that it doesn't have a cup of oil in the recipe. Instead it uses 3/4 cup of butter and like Paula Deen I love me some butter! And to make it even better it's also got chocolate! Butter and Chocolate!!!!

It turned out really good and light. I like it just like it is, but Yngwie likes to put cream cheese on his. Either way, it makes a great summer bread.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

3/4 c. butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 cups grated zucchini (about 2 large)
1/2 cup milk
2 tea. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tea. baking powder
1 1/2 tea. baking soda
1/2 tea. salt
1 tea. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. cocoa
1 cup chopped pecans ( I didn't have any so I just skipped on the nuts)

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.

Combine zucchini, milk and vanilla. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients; add to butter mixture; alternately with zucchini mixture; beginning and ending with flour. Stir in pecans.

Spoon batter into two greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes and remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Makes 2 loaves.
Wishing everyone a blessed day!


About me: said...

HI Linda,
Paula Deen knows best! Your zucchini bread loaves look awesome! I have never tried putting chocolate in the recipe, but my goodness, it sounds too good. I love chocolate.

I hope your MIL is okay.
Best wishes, Karen

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Hi Linda, your bread sounds YUMMY! I, too, love butter! I'm going to have to give this recipe a try!

I'm so sorry to hear about what your family has been going through with your MIL. It's very difficult when a loved one is ill. I went through this with both of my parents so I understand...Hugs and Prayers, Kim

Amy said...

oooh that sounds very unique and delicious! It's a bit like pumpkin bread, at first I couldn't believe people would eat it in a cake or bread but then I tried it and it was yummy!

Tracy said...

This sounds like a great recipe! Can't wait to try it, Linda!

Kelli said...

I am printing this recipe out! I can't wait to try it, it looks delicious!

Lori B said...

That bread sounds yummy. I may have to try it sometime.
Thanks for the recipe.

Lynne said...

I'm going to try this recipe as soon as my zucchin are ready for picking. Sounds delicious!