This time of year makes me want to bake all the things. There’s just something about fall that gets me all excited to get into the kitchen and bake. So last weekend as we were preparing for back to school, I did my part by baking some banana bread and chocolate zucchini loaves that the kids could take in their lunches. I had a basket of overripe bananas, and more zucchini than I know what to do with at this point…perfect time for baking.
Chocolate zucchini cake is a favourite around here. It’s rich, chocolatey and so delicious. In fact, this cake would be perfect for a birthday cake…it’s amazing served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Did I mention this recipe makes 2 loaves? One for now, one for later. Whoop! And don’t forget to sprinkle extra chocolate chips on to the tops of the loaves before baking…my kids love this! So delicious…enjoy!
Recipe Notes and Tips!
This recipe makes 2 loaves, so you can freeze one for later!
If you find the grated zucchini is really juicy, lightly squeeze out some of the moisture before adding the zucchini to the batter.
This recipe is quite cake-y, so it would make a great birthday cake. If you want to bake it as a sheet cake, prepare a 9×13 pan, and bake for about 50 minutes.
I sprinkled on extra chocolate chips after I poured the batter into the loaf pan (before baking)…it looks nice and makes these extra chocolatey!
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