Harvest Meal - Lazy Girls Chocolate Fix - Double Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

Sometimes the craving just hits...

VERY rarely does chocolate pass my lips.  I'm more of a 'candy' girl.  Licorice, Dinosours, Giant Sour Soothers are my fave go to... but sometimes, just sometimes my body needs chocolate.  So I always choose this recipe, because in MY mind it's a 'healthy' version of chocolate, because duh! it's has a vegetable in it!

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.  I also will mention, I ALWAYS double or sometimes even triple the recipe, as it freezes wonderfully!!  I think I originally got this recipe from Pinterest, although it doeen't say on my recipe tin card ??? So if you gave it to me, thank you!! 


Double Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

Prep: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 45 minutes     Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups packed finely shredded zucchini
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Mini semi sweet chocolate chips for topping - optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, line an 8 inch baking pan with foil and coat it with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine the eggs, sugar, oil, apple sauce, vanilla and zucchini. Stir well to combine.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients except chocolate chips and stir until fully combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips and pour the batter into the cake pan. I also filled half a pan of mini loaves with batter. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top.
  5. Bake the mini loaves for 25 minutes and the cake for 15 minutes more. 45 total minutes for the cake.
  6. Leave out to cool before lifting the cake out with the foil and lightly running a knife around the edges of the loaves.
  7. Store in an airtight container once cooled completely.


Mini loaf pan - 35 minutes
8-9 inch cake pan - 45 minutes
9x5 loaf pan - 60 minutes
***Test by inserting tooth pick/wooden sewer, if it comes out clean it's done.  Dirty add another 10-15 minutes to timer.

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