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A change up from regular zucchini bread, this Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread is part chocolate and part original zucchini bread.
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Have you blogged about something that you actually make over and over again, but of course – you’ve only had the one blog post about it? I was thinking about this the other day. I have some of my favorite recipes that I’ve already made and blogged about. I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half now, and some of my favorite recipes are stuck back at the beginning of my blog. And I know I have a lot of different readers now than I did back then. So I decided that there is nothing wrong with blogging about a recipe again!! Plus, the pictures are much better this time around, so I thought I’d re-share this recipe with you.

See the original post here.

When zucchini season rolls around, the first thing that I think of making is this bread. I’ve been making it for years now, and it still remains a favorite. It’s one that disappears from our kitchen very fast!!

I mentioned this in the last blog post, but the recipe says to do half of the regular batter and half chocolate. I do a little less than half for the chocolate, and it works out a little better. And this time around, I didn’t have any mini chocolate chips, so I used regular. It worked, but I do prefer the mini chocolate chips for this.

And since this is the time of year when zucchini is rampant, this is a great way to change things up!

Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread
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A change up from regular zucchini bread, this Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread is part chocolate and part original zucchini bread.
Serves: 1 loaf
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups grated zucchini
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Mix in eggs. Add zucchini, water, and vanilla; stir. Blend in flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir in nuts.
  3. Divide batter in half*, and add cocoa powder and chocolate chips to one of the halves. Pour plain batter into bottom of the loaf pan. Pour chocolate batter on top of plain batter.
  4. Bake until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes, and remove from pan. Store in refrigerator.
  5. *I keep the chocolate “half” at just less than half the batter.
adapted from allrecipes.com

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43 Responses to Chocolate Wave Zucchini Bread

  1. Melanie says:

    I have three mammoth zucchinis sitting on my counter waiting to be used and I’m tired of my same old bread recipe. I’ll be making this!! It looks fabulous.

  2. kat says:

    I’ve yet to make zucchini bread this year, maybe it’s time I did

  3. HoneyB says:

    Now this I am sure to like. I also make a full chocolate zucchini bread with mini chocolate chips. My FIL adores it and asks for it every year when the zucchini is coming out of our ears!

  4. PheMom says:

    I’m glad you decided to post it again! It looks and sounds fantastic! Definitely the best looking zucchini bread I’ve ever seen!

  5. kimberleyblue says:

    zucchini bread is so wonderful – this recipe sounds perfect. gorgeous photos, too.

  6. Maria says:

    Deb this looks so wonderful and your camera sure takes great pics (I am hoping father christmas will bring me a camera like yours this xmas)! I’ve never used zucchini in cakes but will be trying it out soon.


  7. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    This looks like a great way to use up the zucchini that lurk in the garden. I love the swirly shape you made with the chocolate.

  8. Steph says:

    This recipe looks fabulous Deborah! I must try this very soon!

  9. Gabi says:

    That’s a great idea to rewind a recipe for your new readers-you know even those of us who are longtime fans enjoy it:)
    I’m making this because my zucchini are having babies like crazy!

  10. eatme_delicious says:

    Nothing wrong with reposting a recipe you blogged about a while ago that you feel deserves some more attention. I was just thinking about that actually. This loaf looks so moist and tasty.

  11. Sharona May says:

    That Zucchini Bread looks wonderful. I was reading what you wrote and last weekend I posted a recipe for the second time b/c it is one of my favorites. 🙂

    Sharona May

  12. jasmine says:

    I love the contrast between the dark and light.


  13. Paula says:

    Oh, yummy! I’ll ride this wave! This looks like something from a bakery brochure! I’d love a slice please, warm. And then I’d like to put cream cheese on it. Because, well, I like cream cheese on warm, yummy sweet breads. I feel a happy dance coming on!

  14. Kevin says:

    Great wave pattern in the zucchini bread!

  15. noble pig says:

    Seriously that is the coolest looking breadd…it’s like designer!

  16. Sandy says:

    Now I know what to do w/my zuccihinis! YUM.

  17. Practically Perfect... says:

    This zucchini bread looks awesome!

  18. Sara says:

    I love breads and cakes like this! So cool.

  19. Jenny says:

    I love that chocolate wave down the middle of the bread. I bet this is fantastic!

  20. Peabody says:

    Best way to eat your veggies!

  21. Grace says:

    what a cool design! chocolate is so beautiful. 🙂
    this is one of the best uses for zucchini that i’ve seen this summer. yum.

  22. Katie says:

    I have never tried zucchini bread but I keep meaning too. This recipe looks a great place to start.

  23. Sylvie says:

    I can see why that would be one of your favourites, it looks wonderful.

  24. chou says:

    Meah. I miss my zucchini plant and its’ militant attempts to dominate the world. Lovely bread!

  25. Dhanggit says:

    i have been seeing so much chocolate zucchini bread in the blogsphere.;but yours look really tempting!! i have never tried this before..

  26. hot garlic says:

    We’ve almost talked about this, I have the same problem! I feel bad to my early readers for the repeats, I have done a few too. But I also feel like if the picture was bad or there was no photo back then, it never was a ‘real’ post anyway. And the best ones deserve a little extra attention anyway, right?

    I for one am very glad you repeated this one! I looks so, SO good! Seriously. I am going to have to try this one!

  27. April says:

    This looks so good! Yum!

  28. Madam Chow says:

    Glad you posted this again – I know what you mean about favorite recipes ending up in the back of the blog! I’ve yet to make zucchini bread this year, but now it’s on my list!

  29. Maria says:

    I am glad you posted this one! Once I can find my kitchen I am going to make this. We have so much zucchini right now and this bread looks yummy!

  30. Brilynn says:

    Your wave looks like a fleur de lis! Very pretty! And I love zucchini bread, esp with chocolate.

  31. My Sweet & Saucy says:

    What a great idea! I love zucchini bread and chocolate, so it is a perfect match!

  32. My Sweet & Saucy says:

    What a great idea! I love zucchini bread and chocolate, so it is a perfect match!

  33. Patricia Scarpin says:

    Deb, I think you’ve got a point here!
    I’m glad you reposted this, since it looks delicious – it would be a wonderful way for me to try zucchini bread for the first time!

  34. Sharon says:

    I love zucchini but prefer it in dessert 🙂 I also have a lot of standbys that I posted when I first started blogging and the pictures are embarrassing to say the least. Great idea to do a re-post.

  35. glamah16 says:

    That looks marvelous.

  36. Bellini Valli says:

    This takes the humble zucchini bread to a whole other level…it is always good!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Rosie says:

    Oh my goodness this looks so good!! I haven’t as yet made zucchini bread but viewing yours it makes me want to rush into my kitchen and get my mixer out!!

    Rosie x

  38. kamailesfood says:

    Recipe Rewind is a great idea! This zucchini bread looks fabulous. I love the swirls.

  39. Jen says:

    Hi, I know this is a really old post, but I'm hoping for some help here. I made this recipe last night, and it didn't make the "wave" pattern. I poured it down the middle hoping that was how you got it to do that, but it all just puffed back out when it cooked, so I pretty much just have a chocolate layer on top.

  40. What a fun idea! So pretty.

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