Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Mocha Glaze – Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Mocha Glaze recipe has coffee in both the batter and the glaze to crank up the chocolate flavor. This double chocolate zucchini quick bread is easy to put together for a perfect for brunch or dessert choice.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Mocha Glaze

Zucchini bread is a great way to use the plentiful summertime vegetable, and it is really easy to freeze the loaves to enjoy all year long.

Our other quick bread recipes with zucchini are Mom’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread and Moist Zucchini Bread with Honey and Applesauce.

We love classic zucchini bread, but this Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Mocha Glaze recipe takes it to a whole new level.  The mocha glaze is optional but 100% recommended.

This chocolate zucchini bread with coffee has a batter with cocoa powder and coffee to up the chocolate flavor. And better yet, it is drizzled with our Grandma’s Mocha icing recipe.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

We could eat the mocha glaze with a spoon (Barbara did).  She makes loaves and loaves of zucchini bread during the summer months when the farm garden is overflowing with zucchini.

To help her waistline, she cuts the loaves in half and then wraps them in plastic wrap and then again in foil, and toss in the freezer. This ensures the family isn’t eating too much at once, and it gives her a quick dessert when friends stop in at the last second.

Looking for other quick breads? Try our Rhubarb Bread, Mom’s Poppyseed Bread, and Classic Banana Bread.

Ingredient List for Moist Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Eggs

White Sugar

Brown Sugar

Vanilla Extract

Coffee

Vegetable Oil

Sour Cream

Flour

Baking Soda

Salt

Ground Cinnamon

Cocoa Powder

Zucchini, grated or shredded

Chocolate Chips (optional)

Mocha Glaze Ingredients

Powdered Sugar

Shortening

Vanilla Extract

Almond Extract

Salt

Cocoa Powder

Coffee

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD WITH COFFEE

For the full 2 loaf zucchini bread recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 2 loaf pans by greasing and then “flouring” with cocoa powder instead of traditional flour.
  2. Beat eggs; add both sugars, oil, vanilla, sour cream and coffee. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cocoa powder.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing after each addition until just incorporated.
  5. Add zucchini and mix gently.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pans; bake for 50 – 60 minutes.
  7. Optional: Meanwhile prepare glaze by mixing shortening and powdered sugar. Add vanilla, almond extract and salt.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix cocoa powder and coffee.
  9. Beat the two mixtures together until smooth.
  10. Drizzle over cooled bread.

 

Notes About Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread:

  • Some classic zucchini bread recipes ask you to drain the zucchini or remove excess moisture. You do not need to do this for our version.  Just grate (or shred) and add.
  • The easiest way to grate a zucchini is with a food processor and a grater plate; however, you can absolutely use an old fashioned hand grater if that’s all you have.
  • This is a 2 loaf zucchini bread recipe.
  • Do not over-mix once the flour has been added. You don’t want a tough bread.
  • To ensure the loaves come out of the pan easy, be sure to grease generously with shortening and then dust the entire pan with cocoa powder. Traditionally, this dusting uses flour but the cocoa powder will prevent the double chocolate zucchini bread from turning white.
  • Wait to glaze the double chocolate zucchini bread until it is cooled completely.
  • Our chocolate zucchini bread also freezes great. Wrap it in plastic wrap and then a layer of foil. We have pulled loaves that are over a year old from the freezer, and they still taste great!

Other Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Quiche

Zucchini Quiche is a great dish year round, but especially when the zucchini is plentiful from the garden or farmers' market. This easy zucchini quiche recipe, made with homemade crust, frozen pie crust or crustless, can be a great breakfast or brunch option.

Spicy Roasted Zucchini

Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.

Zucchini Pie

Zucchini Pie is an old fashioned recipe for a sweet zucchini pie dessert.  It reminds us of a sugar cream pie with a bit extra cinnamon. Prepared in a blender, this summertime cream pie doesn't disappoint.

Cheesy Summer Squash and Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Summer Squash and Zucchini Casserole is a great use of all of the summer garden bounty. This easy cheesy squash casserole has a buttery, crunchy top and a cheesy filling. Y

Butterscotch Zucchini Cake

Butterscotch Zucchini Cake is an old fashioned recipe for a no frosting zucchini cake. With its crunchy, sugary topping made of butterscotch chips, cinnamon and sugar, there's no need to add a frosting.  It's a go-to option for any cookout, pitch-in or just a mid-week treat.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Mocha Glaze

This Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Mocha Glaze recipe features coffee in both the batter and the glaze to crank up the chocolate flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate zucchini bread, double chocolate zucchini bread, glazed zucchini bread, zucchini bread with mocha glaze
Servings: 24
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 6 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons coffee
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded or grated zucchini

Mocha Glaze

  • 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Salt dash
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 Tablespoons hot coffee

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9-inch loaf pans with shortening and coat with cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add both sugars and mix until well incorporated. Slowly pour in vegetable oil while mixing. Add vanilla, coffee, sour cream, and mix.
  • Add in dry ingredients, mixing lightly between each addition. Lastly, add zucchini and mix until just incorporated. Optional: add 1 cup chocolate chips that have been mixed with 1 tablespoon flour.
  • Pour into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool while preparing icing. Remove from pans after 10 minutes.
  • Mocha Glaze
  • Mix together shortening and powdered sugar. Add vanilla, almond extract and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix cocoa powder and coffee. Pour into powdered sugar mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Once the bread is cooled, drizzle over bread as desired. Let bread sit to give glaze time to set.

Notes

  • Some classic zucchini bread recipes ask you to drain the zucchini or remove excess moisture. You do not need to do this for our version.  Just grate and add.
  • The easiest way to grate a zucchini is with a food processor and a grater plate; however, you can absolutely use an old fashioned hand grater if that's all you have.
  • This is a 2 loaf zucchini bread recipe.
  • Do not over-mix once the flour has been added. You don't want a tough bread.
  • To ensure the loaves come out of the pan easy, be sure to grease generously with shortening and then dust the entire pan with cocoa powder. Traditionally, this dusting uses flour but the cocoa powder will prevent the double chocolate bread from turning white.
  • Wait to glaze the double chocolate zucchini bread until it is cooled completely. 
  • Our chocolate zucchini bread also freezes great. Wrap it in plastic wrap and then a layer of foil. We have pulled loaves that are over a year old from the freezer, and they still taste great!
  • Want a version of zucchini bread that features applesauce and honey instead of sugar? Try our Moist Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.
  • Looking for additional ways to use up all that zucchini? Try our Zucchini Pie, Cheesy Zucchini Casserole, Zucchini Quiche, Spicy Roasted Zucchini, Butterscotch Zucchini Cake, and Mom's Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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